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    New Tokyo Tower

    world's tallest freestanding structure

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    (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

    This is a computer-generated image, designed under supervision of Japanese architect Tadao Ando and sculptor Kiichi Sumikawa unveiled Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, of the 610-meter (667-yard) tall New Tokyo Tower due to be built in an old railway yard in Tokyo's Sumida Ward by 2011.

    Six Japanese broadcasting networks and Tobu Railway Co., the owner of the site, will work together to construct the television and radio transmitter tower for digital terrestrial broadcasting that will be the tallest tower in the world.

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    Japanese planners reveal design of world's tallest tower for downtown Tokyo

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    November 25, 2006

    TOKYO (AP) - Japanese planners this week revealed the design of a huge broadcast tower that is set to become the world's tallest structure upon completion in 2011, eclipsing even Canada's CN Tower.

    The tower will stand 613.5 metres tall, according to Tobu Railway Co., which has provided land for the project. Once finished, it will claim the title from the CN Tower in Toronto, 553-metre-tall communications structure and outlook point which is currently the world's tallest freestanding structure.

    Dubbed the "New Tokyo Tower," the building will replace a 332-metre tower built in 1958.

    The new tower, designed by award-winning Japanese architect Tadao Ando and sculptor Kiichi Sumikawa, will stand on a triangular foundation. But its slender body will turn into a cylinder as it stretches upward, its bluish-silver colour blending into the sky.

    The tower is being built by Japan's six top broadcasters and is expected to greatly bolster television and radio transmissions in the capital.

    Though it now competes with a plethora of skyscrapers, the old tower is one of Tokyo's most visible landmarks and is visited by 2.5 million tourists each year. The new tower will stand in the capital's Sumida ward, an area wedged between the Sumida and Arakawa rivers and known for its old-Tokyo ambiance.

    Sumida ward beat out 15 other areas in Tokyo to host the tower, many of which were dropped after failing broadcast feasibility tests or coming up short in other ways, including the availability of mass transit.

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    http://www.rising-east.jp/about/newtower.html

    [ website in japanese ^^^ ]






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    A model ( from poly technique at skyscrapercity ) ...



    The Ando / Sumikawa design seems to have supplanted a previous proposal that was derided by many.

    Note the Eiffel Tower-ish look down low ...


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    More from http://www.rising-east.jp/project/vision.html

    [ wish I could read Japanese ]




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    And still more from Rising East Website ...

    Cool vid (~ 6.5 minutes, narrated in Japanese) on the homepage (icon at upper left) ...

    http://www.rising-east.jp/about/concept.html

    The view from below ...



    a glimpse of one of the platforms ...




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    667 yards, whats that in cubits?

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    ~ 1,107.8181818181818181818181818182


    depending, of course, on which cubit is used ...
    1 sacred cubit = 25.0266 British inches
    1 Jewish cubit = 21.0 inches

    1 royal cubit = 20.64 inches
    1 Sumerian cubit = 19.8 inches
    1 great cubit = 18.14 inches

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    That thing is very good looking. I love the way it subtly transforms from angular into a cylinder as it rises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post


    (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
    2006 BREITBART.COM, LLC.
    Nice. Makes me wish that we would have gotten that Bayonne Communications tower.

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    me too.

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    there are too many proposed 'tallest buildings or structures in the world' in cities like Tokyo. Build it first then we can talk about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canguy23m View Post
    there are too many proposed 'tallest buildings or structures in the world' in cities like Tokyo. Build it first then we can talk about it.
    i agree, there are to many flash in the pan proposals all over that havent moved for years

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    By far not the tallest to be and surely not the biggest beauty.

    See this one Similar height. Guangzhou, China. Already under coinstruction.





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    One of those for Christmas, please.

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