Learn more about Sumida TowerSumida, Tokyo, Japan. If completed as planned, Sumida Tower would be the tallest free-standing tower in the world at 613.5m (2,001 ft), displacing the CN Tower in Toronto, and would also be the tallest man-made structure in Japan.
The Sumida Tower planning is being led by a group of six terrestrial broadcasters led by public broadcaster NHK, who plan to complete construction of the tower by 2011. The completed structure would be the highlight of a massive commercial development around Oshiage Station.
It is occasionally known as the New Tokyo Tower (新東京タワー shin-Tokyo-tawaa) to distinguish it from the existing Tokyo Tower.
 External links
- Official website (in Japanese only)
- Skyscrapernews article on Sumida Tower
- Project profile at Emporis
- "Sumida-Taito picked for new Tokyo Tower site", Japan Times, March 29, 2005.