The honor of being the tallest tower in the world goes to the Tokyo Skytree in Japan. This tower measures at 2,080 feet or 634 meters and was completed on February 29, 2012. That’s right, it was finished on Leap Day! It features 35 floors with three of them being below ground. 13 elevators help patrons reach the various floors. The top floor is located at only 1,480 feet. In addition to being the tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree is the second tallest structure in the world.
The Skytree serves as a TV and radio broadcast tower for the Kanto region of Japan. Yes, Kanto is a real region of Japan and not just a fictional region of the Pokemon world that houses 151 different species of adorable and awesome monsters. It broadcasts 5 radio stations and 9 television channels.
Japan is no stranger to earthquakes and so Skytree was given seismic proofing. This includes a reinforced concrete central shaft and attachments of the main internal pillar to the tower structure for the first 410 feet. The next 820 feet use oil dampers to attach the frame of the tower to the pillar. Combine these connections with the tuned mass damper and at least 50 percent of the energy from an earthquake gets absorbed.