World's Tallest Tower, Tokyo Sky Tree, Opens

Design News 05.23.12

Despite the rain and fog obstructing the view, the Tokyo Sky Tree opened today. The world's tallest tower at 2,040 feet (680 meters), the structure survived the 2011 earthquake and has come to symbolize the steadfastness of the Japanese people.

In other news, The Atlantic hosts a live chat with designer Joe Doucet tomorrow, and Josh Hutcherson buys in the Hollywood Hills. See the headlines after the jump.

The Tokyo Sky Tree Opens! | Architizer
Live Innovator Chat with Joe Doucet | The Atlantic
Hunger Games Star Josh Hutcherson Closes on Heath Ledger's Former Hollywood Hills Home | CasaSugar

(Image: Reuters via Architizer)

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