Move over Burj, there’s a taller tower coming, in Tokyo

Move over Burj, there's a taller tower coming, in Tokyo

This week renderings have been released showing the 5,577 feet-high Sky Mile Tower which will stand in Tokyo Bay with a cluster of islands at its feet, dwarfing everything on the city’s already soaring skyline.

The Sky Mile Tower will be surrounded by an archipalego of islands, forming part of Next Tokyo, a “high density ecodistrict” designed to “adapt to climate change”. The hexagonally shaped islands are designed to protect the city from flooding and other waterborne risks including “rising sea levels, seismic and increased typhoon risk”

It will offer multi-level open-air sky decks at every 320 metres and shared public facilities including shops, restaurants, hotels, libraries, gyms and health clinics.

If the proposed plans are approved, the Sky Mile Tower is expected to be to completed by 2045 and will surpass not only Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, but also  Saudia Arabia’s 3,280 ft-high Jeddah Tower, which is slated for completion in 2020.

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main image: A rendering of the Sky Mile Tower in Tokyo Bay Photo: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates