Japanese Business Man Wants to Build a Space Elevator

Space Elevator? Go 1/4 of the way to the moon? 96,000km tall (60,000 miles) tall? All in 40 years. It would take civilians up the shaft to 36000 km where they’d stay, and only the scientists can go higher. The builder interested is the person behind the new Tokyo Sky Tree which is 634 meters tall. Read enough already, right? (Economic Times – Space Elevator)