Try and imagine a building taller than the current world record holder, the Burj Khalifa. At 5,577 ft tall, the planned megastructure in Tokyo, Japan would be twice as tall
Plans for a mile high skyscraper in Tokyo could be twice as tall as the current tallest building in the world, playing host to up to 55,000 in Tokyo Bay, an inlet southeast of the Japanese capital.
If plans are accepted the ‘Sky Mile Tower’ would be surrounded by a series of man-made hexagonal islands, Architectural Digest reports, sounding ever so slightly similar to its predecessors efforts. These islands are designed to protect Tokyo from flooding and act as foundation for homes for around half a million people. The tower itself and the satellite islands are the brainchild of Kohn Pederson Fox and engineering firm Leslie E.Robertson and is set to be completed in the year 2045.