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When you travel, you have the chance to marvel at the structures humans have built—and many countries try to attract tourists based on this idea. We can think about, for example, the Burj Khalifa of Dubai, or the Danyang-Kunshan Bridge in China, which are, respectively, the tallest building and longest bridge in the world.

This feeling of grandness challenges engineers and architects of all nations to develop new projects that surpass their predecessors. Countries like the United Arab Emirates, the United States and China frequently top this tough race, but Japan is also a worthy competitor.

One of Japan's great projects is Tokyo Skytree, the tallest communication tower in the world at 634 meters (2,080 ft). Its construction lasted roughly four years, and it’s used as a broadcasting antenna.

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