Asian Architecture Info

Tokyo Skytree

Also known as
Tokyo Sky Tree
Formerly known as New Tokyo Tower
Oshiage 1-chome, Sumida-ku
Tokyo, Kanto
Image courtesy of Tobu Tower Sky Tree Company
Image courtesy of Tobu Tower Sky Tree Company
Basic Information
Designed by Nikken Sekkei
Cost ¥65,000,000,000
Type Tower
Neighborhood: Oshiage
More Information
  • First observatory height: 1,148 feet
  • Second observatory height: 1,476 feet
  • Developer: Tobu Railway
  • This building was designed to be extra earthquake-resistant because it serves as a vital communications relay during disasters.
  • June 10, 2008: The name of this building is changed from New Tokyo Tower to Tokyo Sky Tree.
  • July 14, 2008: Construction began.
  • April 6, 2009: The foundation was completed.
  • October 16, 2009: The planned height of this tower was increased to 634 meters.
  • November 10, 2009: Construction reached 650 feet.
  • February 29, 2012: Construction finished
  • May 22, 2012: This building opened to the public