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Tokyo Sky Tree becomes world’s tallest TV tower topping 600 meters

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 meters nearly two years and seven months after the construction began.

The Tokyo 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. It now entered the final phase of construction to reach the 634-meter tidemark.

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree - Reuters