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Tokyo's mile-high skyscraper could accommodate 55,000 people

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Tokyo's mile-high skyscraper could accommodate 55,000 people

The world has never seen a skyscraper pass the one-mile mark, but architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has some ideas.

The current world-record holder is Burj Khalifa, the Dubai skyscraper that stands at an imposing 2,722 feet tall. Close on its heels is the Saudi Arabian skyscraper Jeddah Tower, which will soar 500 feet higher should it be completed.

But neither of those are as tall as the "Sky Mile Tower" in Kohn Pedersen Fox's plan, Next Tokyo 2045, which would stretch more than 5,000 feet into the sky.

The firm has no actual construction plans just yet — it's more of an exercise in researching how such a build could be possible. But oh, how we wish it were real.

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