Tokyo Sky Tree: The World's Tallest Broadcast Tower And 'Little Brother' (PHOTOS)

03/03/2011 03:53 pm ET | Updated Jan 06, 2012

Located just east of Tokyo's Asakusa district, the Tokyo Sky Tree has claimed the title of "World's tallest broadcast tower" according to the tower's owners, a consortium of broadcasters. *PHOTOS BELOW*

The Tokyo Sky Tree passed 1,971 feet, surpassing Guangzhou, China's 1,968 feet tall Canton Tower.

Even though the Tokyo Sky Tree is kicking ass and taking names over in Sumida district, the older Tokyo Tower--1,092 feet tall--is no slouch and remains a tourist attraction and visible Tokyo landmark.

I had a chance to visit the Tokyo Tower in November 2010. It is a typical tourist destination with swarms of tourists and school kids, and not to mention overpriced, but the view from the special observatory is stunning and there's nothing wrong with being the flag waving, picture snapping, fanny pack wearing tourist every now and again.

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