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New building in Japan to be over a mile high


Posted on Sunday, 7 February, 2016 | Comment icon 21 comments

The new tower will become a distinctive part of the Tokyo skyline. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Ian Muttoo
The new 'Sky Mile Tower' will be twice the height of the current tallest building - Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
Standing at 5,577ft in height, the ridiculously tall building will be situated in Tokyo bay to the southeast of the capital and will provide residential and commercial facilities for 55,000 people.


In addition to the main tower, a series of hexagonal islands will be built in the water around its base to help protect the city from flooding and to provide a foundation for more homes in the future.

Electricity for the building will be generated by a combination of solar panels, wind turbines and algae farms situated on the islands below. The tower will also be able to collect and store rainwater meaning that it won't be necessary to pump a supply up from the ground floor.

The ambitious project is currently still in the planning stages with a completion date set for 2045.

Source: Independent | Comments (21)

Tags: Japan, Sky Mile Tower

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Comment icon #12 Posted by YA AMAR on 8 February, 2016, 12:14
Again ...this is a man's world ... just to say '' look i have the tallest one '' ( building that is ) ...stupid , stupid rich folks
Comment icon #13 Posted by highdesert50 on 8 February, 2016, 12:51
How about investing in a far loftier construct, perhaps even a more lasting legacy, a tribute to engineering, civilization, and of course the necessary pandering of ego, a colony on Mars.
Comment icon #14 Posted by nothinglizx2 on 8 February, 2016, 14:42
Is it possible for Japan to break off into 72 languages? Don't mouth off to Yehovah and Yeshua!
Comment icon #15 Posted by kobolds on 9 February, 2016, 14:14
human never learn . building such tall building on a unstable land . will be fun to watch when earthquake happen . "like a foolish man who built his house on the sand"
Comment icon #16 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard on 9 February, 2016, 15:01
Comment icon #17 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 9 February, 2016, 15:21
Let's just hope Mothra doesn't come in and smash it to bits.
Comment icon #18 Posted by OverSword on 9 February, 2016, 16:38
Thats too scary. If building is broad its ok.. Actually tall thin buildings are much safer.
Comment icon #19 Posted by OverSword on 9 February, 2016, 16:51
Again ...this is a man's world ... just to say '' look i have the tallest one '' ( building that is ) ...stupid , stupid rich folks The idea with huge structures like this and going into the future is to have them be self sufficient. The large surface area perfect for vast solar panels supplying electricity, collecting moisture right out of the wind to water plants on agricultural levels, homes, jobs, shops, theaters, parks...etc....all within a few levels making travel away from the mega structure unnecessary. As far as earthquake vulnerability tall thin buildings constructed of flexible mate... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by YA AMAR on 9 February, 2016, 17:42
The idea with huge structures like this and going into the future is to have them be self sufficient. The large surface area perfect for vast solar panels supplying electricity, collecting moisture right out of the wind to water plants on agricultural levels, homes, jobs, shops, theaters, parks...etc....all within a few levels making travel away from the mega structure unnecessary. As far as earthquake vulnerability tall thin buildings constructed of flexible materials are the safes buildings in earthquakes and technology in these areas have really come a long long way since the construction o... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by OverSword on 9 February, 2016, 18:51
i guess you refer to me as one of the stupid ones ( hhhhhhhh thanx , ) i am aware that these tall Buildings are the safest Structures BUUUUUUT i hate tall Buildings, it's a phobia i have ... and do we really need those ? Do we really need to touch the Sky ? ... Oh and let me Quote Lee Weinberg.... '' the symbolism of the "tallest" building is a longest di... competition to show that a country should be paid attention to '' ... just saying Nope, I was referring to people making references to the tower of Babel. We have friggin cruise ships taller than the tower of Babel,


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