Skyscraper in Tokyo set to be twice as tall as Burj Khalifa

Published: February 7, 2016
It will be 5,577ft tall when built PHOTO: KPF via Independent

It will be 5,577ft tall when built PHOTO: KPF via Independent

Japan plans to build the tallest building in the world which could be twice as tall as the current world’s tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The building, Sky Mile Tower, is set to reach a height of 5,577 feet and host up to 55,000 people in Tokyo bay, an inlet southeast of the Japanese capital.

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According to the Architectural Digest, if the plans for the building are accepted, they would be surrounded by a series of man-made hexagonal islands. These islands are designed to protect Tokyo from flooding and act as foundation for homes for around half a million people.

The tower and satellite islands, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and engineering firm Leslie E Robertson, are planned to be partially powered by it transit system. Further, wind farms, solar panels and algae farms on the islands are planned to provide electricity.

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The tower will have “multilevel sky lobbies where residents would share amenities such as shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, gyms, libraries, and health clinics,” according to Architectural Digest.

Also, the tower’s facade is designed to collect filter and store water preventing the need to pump water to the top floors.

The skyscraper is set to be completed by 2045.

This article originally appeared on Independent.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • PrakashG
    Feb 7, 2016 - 6:59PM

    I’d hate to be in it when the quake hits.Recommend

  • Waqar
    Feb 7, 2016 - 9:51PM

    Will it be earthquake proof?Recommend

  • observer
    Feb 8, 2016 - 4:06AM

    Bad idea in a country with a history of major earthquakes. I wonder if the building design would include jumping platforms in each floor equipped with thousands of parachutes.Recommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Feb 8, 2016 - 8:10AM

    Don’t worry, it will be made of rubber.Recommend

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