JAPAN TIMES (Japan)
TOKYO - While some might have been worrying about earthquakes, the world's largest tower has opened safely in the Japanese capital. Still, the first day was not all stable at the structure, dubbed Tokyo Skytree, as high winds forced two elevators to shut down around 6 p.m., stranding visitors in the No. 2 observatory, 450 meters above the ground, the Japan Times reported.
A total of 200,000 people were expected on the first day alone to visit Tokyo Skytree Town, the complex in which the tower stands in Sumida Ward.
The tower includes Skytree Town, a commercial complex combining the 634-meter-tall broadcast tower, an aquarium, a planetarium and the Tokyo Solamachi complex, which boasts 312 shops and restaurants.
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