The Tokyo “Sky Tree” (L) is a new TV tower being built in eastern Tokyo near Asakusa. The tower reached a height of 338m last month and surpassed the height of Tokyo Tower, 333m making it Japan’s tallest free-standing structure* and it planned final height will be 634m making the world’s second tallest free-standing broadcast tower.
The skyscrapercity.com webpage included the above photo of the current stage of construction of the SkyTree, which includes everything you need to know about Japanese architecture:
We’re Number Two! w0oT!
Elsewhere on the Net, 3Yen contributor, “Catoneinutica” quipped about the whole tacky Stalinist Sky Tree situation:
“…Japan: we can build really tall radio towers just like the East Germans.“.