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.
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.
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.