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I am guessing this will be the tallest structure in 2050.
 
JAPAN WILL HAVE A SPACE ELEVATOR BY 2050

Construction company Obayashi Corp has announced it will have built a space elevator capable of shuttling passengers 36,000 kilometers above the Earth by 2050.

The company plans to use carbon nanontubes, which are 20 times stronger than steel, to produce the cables required for the elevator. Those cables will be stretched to a counterweight 96,000 kilometers above our planet, about one-fourth of the distance between the Earth and the moon.

http://gizmodo.com/5887210/japan-will-have-a-space-elevator-by-2050
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