tower called the Tokyo Sky Tree has been completed ahead of schedule.
Standing 634 m (2,080 ft) high, it is the world’s tallest free-standing
broadcast tower – and the second tallest building in the world after the
Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The Tower will be officially opened on May 22.
Wikipedia says that one of its main purposes is to relay television and
radio broadcast signals; Tokyo’s current facility, Tokyo Tower with a
height of 333 m (1,093 ft), no longer gives complete digital terrestrial
television broadcasting coverage because it is surrounded by many
high-rise buildings. The name of the tower was chosen by public vote.
The height of 634 m (2,080 ft) was selected to be easily remembered. The
figures 6 (mu), 3 (sa), 4 (shi) stand for “Musashi” an old name of the
region where the Tokyo Sky Tree stands. 9 television channels and two FM
radio stations, J-Wave on 81.3 and NHK Tokyo FM on 82.5 will broadcast
from the tower. It will also have a restaurant and observation tower.