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Did you know that the Tokyo Skytree opened to the public in 2012? As of 2018 it is the tallest tower in the world! It is 2080 feet tall. The main purpose of the tower is for television and radio broadcasting. The tower needed to be extremely tall to reach over the other skyscrapers in the area. You can visit the observatories located on the 350th floor and 450th floor (about 1150 feet and 1480 feet off the ground). There is also restaurant and a café with panoramic views of Tokyo and Mount Fuji.

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Bonus Facts:
The Tokyo Skytree is the second tallest structure in the world. In 2018 the tallest structure is the Burj Kalifa in Dubai, which is 2722 feet.

The height of the tower in meters – 634 meters – was chosen deliberately. The figures 6, 3, and 4, form the word “Musashi” which was the old name for the region where the tower is located. 6 (mu), 3 (sa), 4 (shi).

The Tokyo Skytree was designed to look like a 5-story pagoda. The color is called “Skytree White”, which is a bluish-white. At night the Tokyo Skytree is illuminated with LEDs; the color schemes include Iki (blue), Nobori (tangerine), and Miyabi (purple).

In 2007 the general public was asked to submit suggestions for names for the tower. The 6 final names chosen were Tōkyō Sukaitsurī (東京スカイツリー, “Tokyo sky tree”), Tōkyō Edo Tawā (東京EDOタワー, “Tokyo Edo tower”), Raijingu Tawā (ライジングタワー, “Rising tower”), Mirai Tawā (みらいタワー, “Tower of the future”), Yumemi Yagura (ゆめみやぐら, “Dream lookout”), Raijingu Īsuto Tawā (ライジングイーストタワー, “Rising east tower”). Tokyo Skytree was the most popular name, the second most popular was Tokyo Edo Tower.

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