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.
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,
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.
The tower and satellite islands have been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and engineering firm Leslie E. Robertson.
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The amazing skyscraper is set to be completed by 2045.