Despite the devastating earthquake of magnitude 9.0 that occurred in Japan on March 11, the construction of a television tower in Tokyo Sky Tree has been continued. On Friday, March 18, its height reached 634 meters.
Thus, this structure has the second highest building in the world after the skyscraper Burj Dubai in Dubai (828 meters), at the same time having received the title of "tallest free-standing TV tower.
On the day of the earthquake at the site employed about 500 people. None of them was hurt. Eyewitnesses claim that the cranes on top of Sky Tree rocked by an earthquake.
Construction work should be completed in 2011. The project cost is $ 839.96 million tower consists of two parts, an external steel frame and the inner shaft of reinforced concrete, which enables it to withstand powerful earthquakes, said "Prian.ru".
March 11 near the coast of Miyagi prefecture 373 kilometers northeast of Tokyo earthquake of magnitude 9.0, which led to the formation of a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake and tsunami killed at least 6,000 people, has 10,000 missing.