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The Tokyo Skytree, the worlds second tallest tower and Tokyos biggest new landmark has opened to the public.

Costing 65 billion yen, which is around 517 million pounds, to complete, the new landmark Skytree opened to the general public on Tuesday after four years in construction.

The tower, built by the Japan Tobu Railway Company, stands at 2,080ft tall, making it the worlds second tallest building after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands is 2720 foot high.

The tower, which took three and a half years to build, stands about twice the height of Tokyo Tower, the citys landmark tower since the 1960s.

The main attractions of the needle shaped structure are two observation decks at 350m and 450m above ground.

You may not see any towers as high as Skytree on your Canal Boat Holiday but you will see some amazing structures and remarkable feats of engineering.

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was built by Thomas Telfor and William Jessop and can be reached on your Canal Boat Holiday from Blackwater Meadow on the Llangollen Canal.

Built by Edwin Clark in 1873 the Anderton Boat Lift transports Canal Boats from The River Weaver to The Trent And Mersey Canal.

At over 3 miles long The Standedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is the longest tunnel on the canal system.

Designed by John Rennie The Caen Hill Locks is a flight of 16 locks close to our Canal Boat Holiday centre in Hilperton.

The Bingley Five Rise Locks raises or lowers Canal Boats on the Leeds And Liverpool Canal they were completed in 1774 and were designed John Longbotham.

Barton Swing Aqueduct was opened in 1893 and allowed for passage along the Manchester Ship Canal this aqueduct was designed by Sir Edward Leader Williams.

Built on the Leeds And Liverpool Canal between 1796 and 1801 the Burnley Embankment was constructed to save a long detour and was designed by Robert Whitworth.

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