One thousand lucky winners watch year’s first sunrise from Tokyo Skytree

One thousand lucky people observed the year’s first sunrise from Tokyo Skytree on Tuesday morning. Tokyo Skytree, which opened last May, drew more than 27,000 applications for the 1,000 available tickets when they went on sale in November. Tobu Tower Skytree Co, which operates Tokyo Skytree, said the tower’s two observation towers-350 meters and 450 meters up-opened from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The tickets cost 5,000 yen ($57) and winners were chosen by lottery. The 634-metre (2,080-foot) Tokyo Sky Tree is the world’s second-tallest structure behind the 828-metre (2,717-foot) Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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