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  • Tokyo's new tower is recognised as the tallest tower in the world by Guiness World Records on November 17, 2011

  • Journalists take in the view from one of the two observation decks

  • Members of the media photograph the view through a glass floor at the top of Tokyo Sky Tree
  •  The view from Tokyo Sky Tree

  • A visitor experiences the Sorakara Point, which uses LED lights and glass walls, to create a space in which visitors feel they are floating

  • A graph showing the tallest towers in the world
  • View from one of the Tokyo Sky Tree observation decks
  •  Buildings are seen from an observatory at the Tokyo Sky Tree
  •  A photographer lies on the ground at the foot of the Tokyo Sky Tree

  • The tower was constructed with extremely strong steel tubes surrounding a central concrete column that are structurally separate from each other in the tower's mid-section. In the event of an earthquake, the concrete core and steel frame are designed to offset each other to reduce the building's overall motion.

  • The Sky Tree has been built to stand firm even if a magnitude 7 quake were to strike beneath the building, said Sho Toyoshima, a spokesman for Tobu Tower. He said the tower sustained no structural damage from the magnitude 9.0 quake that struck off Japan's northeastern coast last March, even as it was being built.

  • The Sky Tree is expected to bolster television and radio transmissions in the capital region. Owners hope it will also become a new tourist destination in Tokyo.

  • Sorakara, the Tokyo Sky Tree mascot, poses at the observation deck

  • Journalists were given a sneak peek of the magnificent views from the world's tallest tower, a month before it opens to the public. The 634-metre (2,080-foot) Tokyo Sky Tree is the world's second-tallest structure behind the 828-metre (2,717-foot) Burj Khalifa in Dubai

  • The Skytree has a restaurant and two cafes on the observation decks...

  • ...a vertigo-inducing glass floor that allows visitors to look straight down...

  • It takes about 50 seconds in a high-speed glass-ceilinged elevator to zip up to the lower observation deck at 350 metres (1,148 feet), and another 30 seconds to reach the higher deck at 450 metres (1,476 feet).
  • ... and an emergency staircase with 2,523 steps.

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