At 2,080 feet, Tokyo’s Sky-Tree is the tallest tower in the world, and the second tallest structure. The tallest structure is Dubai’s 2,723 feet high Burg Khalifa.
The Sky-Tree is a part of a commercial complex that includes an aquarium, a planetarium, office spaces and retail areas. It has two observation decks and has been designed to absorb 50 percent of energy from a seismic movement, in the event of an earthquake.
Reference: Byrnes, Mark, Scenes From the World's Tallest Tower, Theatlanticcities.com, May 22, 2012
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