22 May '12, 6am

Check out pictures of the world's tallest tower, the Tokyo Sky Tree, which has opened to the public

Check out pictures of the world's tallest tower, the Tokyo Sky Tree, which has opened to the public

A view of Tokyo Sky Tree, the world's tallest broadcasting tower at 634m, in Tokyo on May 21, 2012. The tower opened to the public on Tuesday, with hundreds of people entering the tower and its large shopping mall. -- PHOTO: REUTERS/KYODO TOKYO (AP) - The world's tallest tower and Tokyo's biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Sky Tree, has opened to the public. Nearly 8,000 visitors were expected to take high-speed elevators up to the observation decks of the 634m tower on Tuesday to mark its opening. It is recognised by Guinness World Records as the tallest tower, beating out the Canton Tower in China, which is 600m.The world's tallest structure is Dubai's Burj Khalifa, which stands 828m. That's in a different category because it's a skyscraper, not a tower. The Sky Tree will serve as a broadcast tower for television and radio, along with being a tourist attraction. Photo galle...

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