Architectural Digest reports that a new skyscraper is about to beat Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest building. The Sky Mile Tower (now named Next Tokyo)is set to rise in Tokyo by 2045. The majestic skyscraper is set to play host to a staggering 55,000 people.
In this respect, the tower will be a city in itself—a city within a city.
For comparison the current tallest building in the world is Dubai’s majestic Burj Khalifa, which stands at 2,716.5 feet, or roughly half a mile in height. This beast of a building will reach 1,600 meters (3,280 ft).
If the plans are given the go signal, this skyscraper will have hexagonal man-made islands around it. These islands will protect Tokyo from flooding and act as foundation for homes for around half a million people.
The idea originally sprang from a 2015 research paper for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Clean energy sources
The high rise tower and man-made islands are designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and engineering firm Leslie E. Robertson. These are going to be partially powered by it transit system. They will also be using alternative energy sources like wind and solar to generate electricity. An algae farm is also in the picture.
The tower's facade is designed to collect filter and store water preventing the need to pump water to the top floors.
According to Architectural Digest, the tower will have "multilevel sky lobbies where residents would share amenities such as shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, gyms, libraries, and health clinics."