Tokyo is now home to the Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcasting tower and second tallest man-made structure after the Dubai's Burj Khalifa and Rising 2,080-feet into the sky. Tokyo Skytree has two main objects; one is to relay TV and radio signals that the Tokyo Tower can no longer do reliably and 2nd is to act as a tourism hotspot with two observation decks and a restaurant that will draw up to 32 million visitors annually. Construction on the Skytree first started nearly four years ago on July 14, 2008 although the entirety of the structure was completed on February 29, 2012. It is also built to be even more earthquake-proof than any previous structure in Japan and is capable of absorbing 50 % of a quake's energy. Moreover the tower can glow blue and purple thanks to built-in LEDs. Flickr user hiropismo has a nice timelapse of the Tokyo Skytree changing colors that is worth a look. We have compiled some of our favorite Tokyo Skytree photos we have seen in the gallery below. If you can't fly over to Japan and check it out in person, this is the next best thing. The gigantic Skytree was designed by architects at Nikken Sekkai and developed by Tobu Railway and NHK, Japan's national broadcasting organization.