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Tom Mazanec Feb 7, 2016 6:12 PM

5577 ft Tokyo Tower in 30 years
This Is What Tokyo Will Look Like in 2045—Including Its Mile-High Skyscraper
According to a report from the World Health Organization, in 2014 cities accounted for for 54 percent of the total global population, up from 34 percent in 1960, and continue to grow. This upward trend, coupled with rising sea levels from global warming, may leave some of the world’s major metropolises vulnerable to overpopulation and massive flooding, among other natural concerns. In Japan, officials decided to launch an initiative called “Next Tokyo,” where architects would create a futuristic mega-city that is adapted to climate change in the year 2045. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Leslie E. Robertson Associates joined forces to propose a vision for a new city in Tokyo Bay. Their design incorporates elements that improve the bay’s preparedness for natural disasters (such as earthquakes and typhoons) as well as a mile-high residential tower and a public-transportation-friendly district. The water development’s hexagonal-shaped structures, ranging from 500 to 5,000 feet in width, were imagined in layers to minimize the effects of intense waves from the bay, while also allowing ships easy access in and out of the busy harbor. by Nick Mafi in Architectural Digest Feb 3, 2016

Mile-high skyscraper set to be world's tallest and twice as tall as the Burj Khalifa
Plans for a mile high skyscraper in Tokyo could be twice as tall as the current tallest building in the world, Dubai's Burj Khalifa. by Matt Payton in Independent Feb 7, 2016

I hope this is enough information. I searched on the site and could not find a thread for "sky mile", and did not know how to share this information with you without starting a new thread.

chris08876 Feb 7, 2016 6:21 PM

Tom, threads like this should go in the Buildings & Architecture section. This is for actual project proposals, not visions.

This is a vision btw.
Should go here:


aaron38 Feb 7, 2016 6:46 PM

A mile high in one of the worst seismic zones? It's not even a vision, it's a daydream.

chris08876 Feb 7, 2016 7:02 PM

I'd say if by some miracle this does happen, then this should as well.

I'm all for visions, but the U.S. needs some as well! The one skyline that a mile high tower would work in the U.S. is Chicago. Probably the one place where even though it would stand out like never before, in terms of aesthetics, one centered in the middle of the loop mass would work. Would look sweet from the lake.

Tom Mazanec Feb 7, 2016 9:04 PM


Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 7327495)
Tom, threads like this should go in the Buildings & Architecture section. This is for actual project proposals, not visions.

This is a vision btw.
Should go here:


Oh, I see. It is the little "subforum" under Buildings and Architecture.

mrnyc Feb 9, 2016 5:09 PM

putting aside the mile high tower (in such an earthquake zone???), the idea of the islands and smaller housing and the like there seems very doable. and helpful for controlling the water flow.

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