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Old March 1st, 2011, 05:46 PM   #5361
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Congratulations on becoming the world's second-tallest free-standing structure.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 05:51 PM   #5362
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The official website also says 604m right now!

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http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/
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Old March 1st, 2011, 06:10 PM   #5363
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604m that's cool. Any timeframe for topout?
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Old March 1st, 2011, 06:45 PM   #5364
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Congratulations on topping Guangzhou tv tower, tokyo
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Old March 1st, 2011, 06:47 PM   #5365
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worlds second tallest structure....congrats!
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Old March 1st, 2011, 08:54 PM   #5366
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Old March 1st, 2011, 09:08 PM   #5367
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Old March 1st, 2011, 09:38 PM   #5368
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Old March 1st, 2011, 10:51 PM   #5369
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So it looks like there's only 30 metres to go until topout. Judging by a couple of the renders it would appear that there's going to be another longer group of antenna that are very much like the last group that was put up which look much different than the ones towards the top of the spire. They also seemed to go up fairly quickly so I'm hoping these will too. I don't think that it would make up a full 30 meters but it would be very close. Does that sound about right?
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Old March 1st, 2011, 11:06 PM   #5370
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Japan's new TV tower becomes world's tallest
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TOKYO, Tuesday 1 March 2011 (AFP) - Japan can boast the world's tallest free-standing television tower as of Tuesday, when the under-construction Tokyo Sky Tree rose to a height of 601 metres (1,971 feet).

The steel structure eclipsed China's 600-metre Canton Tower, which opened in Guangzhou in September -- although both are shorter than the world's tallest building, Dubai's 828-metre Burj Khalifa skyscraper.

The Tokyo Sky Tree rose to 601 metres at 1:29 pm (0429 GMT), when workers lifted part of its antenna section into place, said Tobu Railway, the main investor in the 65-billion-yen (790-million-dollar) project.

Already a popular landmark in eastern Tokyo, the broadcast tower is scheduled to reach its top height of 634 metres this month and be completed by the end of the year.

"We are delighted to see the tower become the world number one," said Tobu Railway spokesman Shota Mitsui. "But we still have more work to do, and we will continue enforcing safety first in completing the project."

To keep the structure safe during Japan's frequent earthquakes, the tower boasts a cutting-edge anti-seismic design, including pilings that fan out underground like the branches of a tree.

The tower consists of two parts, an outer steel frame and an inner shaft of reinforced concrete, which can move separately to cancel out their seismic energies -- a design idea borrowed from ancient Japanese pagodas.

A year ago, the tower surpassed the current television and radio transmission tower -- the 333-metre red-and-white Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Japan's post-war "economic miracle" -- as the country's tallest structure.

In early 2012, after Japanese television networks switch entirely to digital transmissions, Tokyo Sky Tree will take over television broadcasts to beam signals across the city's ever-rising skyline.

With two observation decks, the tower aims to attract an average 2.7 million visitors every year, Mitsui said.

He added that some 25 million people a year are expected to use commercial facilities inside the tower compound, including 300 shops and restaurants as well as an aquarium, a planetarium and a dome theatre.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 11:23 PM   #5371
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Congrats Tokyo!
I love the city and had the amazing oportunity to see the tower when it was around 550m. It's amazing!
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Old March 1st, 2011, 11:38 PM   #5372
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Tokyo Skytree is the 53rd man made structure to surpass 600m in height.
its currently 43rd tallest structure at 604m.
many guyed masts exist over 600m around the world (50)
Skytree is the 3rd self supported structure to surpass 600m, first being Burj dubai, then Guangzhou tower.
At 604m, its now 2nd tallest self supported structure (burjk 828m). when completed at 634m it will remain 2nd tallest until surpassed by 646m pingin int tower in shenzhen in 2015.

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Old March 1st, 2011, 11:53 PM   #5373
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Congratulations for the new record ! Great news !
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 01:27 AM   #5374
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Another milestone passed. Just a few more weeks until this thing tops out and Tokyo can officially claim the world's second tallest freestanding structure
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 03:45 AM   #5375
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congrats Tokyo!
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 07:03 AM   #5376
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Hi all.

A great achievement - the second tallest freestanding structure on the planet !
I've been watching this one from the start. The construction pace has been very fast.

It's a great looking tower and going by all the people who congregate to watch the construction, the public spaces will be a big hit when open for business.


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Old March 2nd, 2011, 07:42 AM   #5377
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03/02 quick blog update:








http://tokyo-sky-tree.seesaa.net/

They covered the new parts with netting straight away, will we see another section without antennas?

Height target for March:

634m



btw, the little picture of the inside of the core shows the construction of the concrete inner shell of the core that is also going on right now.
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T/O ????
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 08:41 AM   #5379
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It still has 30 meters to go before being topped out.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 09:43 AM   #5380
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Great achievement Still a whole 30m to go, cant wait for topping out
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