Friday, February 26, 2010 1:32 PM cstanton

Tokyo Sky Tree Goes Up


Tokyo has been growing very quickly and the construction of new skyscrapers has been posing a problem for the NHK broadcasting company because their 333 meter high Tokyo Tower just isn't tall enough to give complete broadcasting coverage.

Their solution has been set to build a tower nearly twice the high of the Tokyo Tower. The Tokyo Sky Tree was started back in 2008 and the foundation was finally set in April of 2009 to start building it up towards the sky. The monster skyscraper, when completed, will be 634.00 m (2,080 ft) tall and will be the tallest artificial structure in Japan, and the second tallest artificial structure in the world, next to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Here is a time lapse video of the Construction from March of 2009 up until February 21st, 2010

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