Tokyo Skytree, The World Tallest Tower-Photos

A view of Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest broadcasting tower at 634 metres (2080 feet), in Tokyo in this photo taken by Kyodo on May 21, 2012. The tower opened to the public on Tuesday, with hundreds of people entering the tower and its large shopping mall. Picture taken May 21, 2012. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo

Today, the world’s tallest tower is open for the public.

The tower is located in Tokyo, Japan and was named Tokyo Skytree.

It is about 634 meters or 2080 feet tall.

The second tallest was Canton Tower in China which is about 600 meters or 1,968 1/2 feet tall.

The world’s tallest structure is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa which is 828 meters tall.

But, Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper and not a tower.

The Skytree will serve as a broadcasting tower for television and radio.

It is a very beautiful building.

Visitors wait in front of the entrance of the Tokyo Skytree in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The world’s tallest tower and Japan’s biggest new landmark opened to the public on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
The Tokyo Sky Tree soars in Tokyo Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The world’s tallest freestanding broadcast structure that stands 634-meter (2,080 feet) will open to the public in May. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
The 634-metre-tall Tokyo Sky Tree tower stands in eastern Tokyo
The 634-metre (2080-feet) Tokyo Sky Tree is seen in Tokyo before its completion the following day, in this photo taken by Kyodo on February 28, 2012. The world’s tallest tower was completed on Wednesday, Kyodo reported. Picture taken February 28, 2012. Mandatory Credit. REUTERS/Kyodo
The 634-metre (2080-feet) Tokyo Sky Tree, world’s tallest broadcasting tower, is illuminated by LED lights to to mourn victims of March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami and 1945’s great Tokyo air raids during World War II in Tokyo March 10, 2012, a day before the disaster’s one-year anniversary. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11 last year unleashed a tsunami that killed about 16,000 and triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl. About 326,000 people are still homeless and nearly 3,300 remain unaccounted for. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo

 

Videos Of May, 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse

Yesterday there was an annular solar eclipse.

People in parts of Asia and western North America were very lucky to be able to witness the amazing and rare astronomical event.

Anyway we cannot see yesterday’s solar eclipse in Kuala Lumpur so I can only watch them on YouTube videos.

Here are some of the wonderful videos posted on YouTube:

Location: Albuquerque NM

Location: Wakayama Japan

Location: Muleshoe, Texas

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Please click these links for photos of yesterday’s ring of fire:

  1. Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America

  2. Photos – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia

  3. Annular Solar Eclipse (21 May 2012)