World's tallest TV tower open for public

World's tallest TV tower open for public

Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest television and radio broadcast tower, will be opened for public access Tuesday.

The construction of the structure, which has a height of 2,080 feet, was completed in February 2012. It incorporates broadcasting facilities, restaurants, observation platforms and entertainment outlets.

About 400 employees have been training for two months to ensure a “warm and proper” reception of the visitors. Until July, the tickets for the tower tour could be booked only online.

The construction of the Tokyo Skytree started in 2008 to replace Tokyo's current facility, Tokyo Tower with a height of 1,093 feet, which no longer gives complete digital TV and FM-radio broadcasting coverage because it is surrounded by many high-rise buildings.

Tokyo Skytree project cost over $800 million and involved 580,000 workers.
The tower features seismic proofing, including a central shaft made of reinforced concrete.

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