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Architects Propose a Tower Twice as Tall as the Tallest Tower in the World in Japan

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Architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox and structural engineer Leslie E Robertson Associates are proposing a project in Japan called Next Tokyo, which would involve, among other things, aquaponic enclosures for growing algae, a Hyperloop, and, oh yeah, a one-mile-high tower. The current tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 828 meters, or roughly half a mile. So this tower would be twice as tall as the current tallest tower in the world. So this is definitely one to keep an eye on, although probably not too close of an eye, since the project is planned for 2045.

· Mile-high tower proposed for Tokyo Bay to beat floods and earthquakes [GCR]
· This Is What Tokyo Will Look Like in 2045—Including Its Mile-High Skyscraper [Architectural Digest]