Tomorrow (May 22), the tallest tower in the world, Tokyo Sky Tree, will finally open to the public. Built primarily to relay television and radio broadcasts, it stands at a very impressive 634 metres, and understandably dominates the east Tokyo skyline.
With the inclusion of a retail complex, restaurants and all manner of entertainment options, officials hope the tower will help rejuvenate the (relatively) poor part of the city it’s located in. And there’s certainly no denying the incredible interest it has generated, suggesting that the minute it opens, people will stop merely pointing at it, and instead make their way there en masse. But whether they hang around or simply retrace their steps, remains to be seen.