Mile-high skyscraper set to be world's tallest and twice as tall as the Burj Khalifa
The building is set to be 5,577ft tall and play host to 55,000 people
It will be 5,577ft tall when built KPF
Plans for a mile high skyscraper in Tokyo could be twice as tall as the current tallest building in the world, Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
This super-tall building is set to reach a height of 5,577ft and host up to 55,000 people in Tokyo bay, an inlet southeast of the Japanese capital.
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If the plans are accepted - the 'Sky Mile Tower' would be surrounded by a series of man-made hexagonal islands, Architectural Digest reports.
These islands are designed to protect Tokyo from flooding and act as foundation for homes for around half a million people.
The skyscraper is set to be completed by 2045.
The tower will reportedly host up to 55,000 people
The tower and satellite islands, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and engineering firm Leslie E. Robertson, are planned to be partially powered by it transit system.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/mile-high-skyscraper-set-to-be-worlds-tallest-and-twice-as-tall-as-the-burj-khalifa-a6858061.html