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

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Next Tokyo 2045 really concerns more than just the skyscraper, even if that is the clear focal point, the architects explain.

The Sky Mile Tower would serve as a hub for more than 500,000 people living near Tokyo Bay — a low-elevation region currently at-risk for earthquakes, hurricanes, and flooding from rising sea levels.

Hexagonal barriers, each ranging from 500 to 5,000 feet in diameter, surrounding the tower to help disrupt wave activity in the archipelago.

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