Listed here are significant events relating to geography that occurred on May 22. To suggest an event, please fill out the ‘This Day in Geography’ form.
The tallest tower in the world, the Tokyo Skytree (634 meters high), opens to the public. A broadcasting and observation tower that contains a restaurant, the tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kantō region, built to reach above the skyscrapers in Tokyo. The Skytree is the second tallest man-made structure on Earth, after Burj Khalifa (829.8 meters high). Related: Geography Extremes.
More: This Day in Geography