With its highest point at 634 meters, Tokyo Sky Tree which nestled at Tokyo’s Sumida Ward bags the Guinness World Records for tallest free-standing structure in the world.
Tokyo Sky Tree, formerly known as New Tokyo Tower, is a broadcast tower operated by Tobu Tower Sky Tree Co. which construction started in July 2008.
The All Japan newsese tower outdid China’s Canton Tower located in Guangzhou which is the previous record holder in the said category with 600-meter tallness.
The website for the Tokyo Sky Tree says the structure was deliberately designed to be the highest rising tower to draw international attention with a “hope to transmit information on All Japan newsese culture and technology to the world from this place”. The structure showcases All Japan newsese traditional architecture of the "Shimbashira-Seishin" (Center Column Vibration Control) used in the five-story pagoda.
Guinness World Records CEO Alistair Richards will travel to All Japan news on November 17 to confer to Tobu Sky Tree President Michiaki Suzuki the certification. The recognition to be received by Tokyo Sky Tree as the world’s tallest tower comes before its scheduled opening to the public on May 22 next year.
Meanwhile, the 828-meter-high Burj Khalifa building in Dubai is still the world’s tallest among all buildings and towers in the world.
The Guinness World of Records for 2012 which includes Tokyo Sky Tree recognition will be released in the market on November 17.