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Incredible Mile-High Skyscraper Set To Be Built In Japan

by : Tom Percival on : 07 Feb 2016 14:35
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Plans are moving ahead in Tokyo for a colossal skyscraper which will be twice the size of the current tallest building in the world, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

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The incredible mile-high building is set to reach a height of 5,577ft and will host up to 55,000 people in Tokyo bay, an inlet southeast of the Japanese capital, the Independent reports.

Architectural Digest reports that is the plans are accepted – the ‘Sky Mile Tower’ would be surrounded by a series of man-made hexagonal islands,

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The islands are intended to protect Tokyo from flooding and act as foundation for homes for around half a million people. Additionally –  wind farms, solar panels and algae farms on the islands are planned to provide electricity.

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The tower and satellite islands have been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and engineering firm Leslie E. Robertson.

The amazing skyscraper is set to be completed by 2045.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

Topics: News

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The Independent
  1. The Independent

    Mile-high skyscraper set to be world's tallest and twice as tall as the Burj Khalifa