Published On: Tue, Feb 9th, 2016

Tallest building in the world could be a mile high

"Next Tokyo" is a mini city centered around a 5, 577-foot skyscraper

Kohn Pedersen Fox,   KPF,   Japan tallest tower 1

The next generation of super-tall buildings is preparing do something that seems like science fiction: break the mile-high barrier.

Architects at Kohn Pedersen Fox and structural engineering firm Leslie E. Robertson Associates are planning to build a mile-high building in Tokyo Bay in Japan, according to the New York Post.

 

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Dubbed “Next Tokyo, ” the development is in fact a mini city designed around a massive skyscraper. Its goal is to combat climate change and rising tides.

Next Tokyo is a chain of man-made, hexagon-shaped islands that form a barrier to protect Japan’s capital from flooding. It would also provide housing for roughly 500, 000 people – the main mile-high tower would hold roughly a 10th of those people.

[NYP] – Christopher Cameron

 

Kohn Pedersen Fox,   KPF,   Japan tallest tower

Kohn Pedersen Fox,   KPF,   Japan tallest tower 2

 

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