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    Great picture...can I assume it's yours?

    The tower has a simplistic, yet innovative design, IMO.

    How tall is it?

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    It's 780 ft tall, 4 meters short of the Tokyo City Hall by K. Tange.
    I wish I had taken this picture...

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    I wish the average Chinese highrise were as refined.

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    I wish it were a few stories taller. *Scrolling from the roof down, it seems to terminate quite abruptly.

    Still, Roppongi a very vigorous, modernistic skyscraper. *Tokyo has to build lower than most other cities because of earthquake threats, but they're steadily building higher. *According to skyscrapers.com, they have a 300-meter tower on the boards that will be finished by 2010 if it's approved.

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    Wow. Vey nice. It's a very new style yet it's down to earth, unlike other new styles I've seen.

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    Agreed. Thanks for the info, Fabb.

    I think most wouldn't mind if I grabbed this tower, raised it's heights and planted it in Midtown/Lower Manhattan, eh?

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    Of course not. A great place for this tower to go would be Times Square. I think that it would really blend in with the buildings that are already there.


    "Bring the skyscrapers Uptown!"From DominicanoNYC.

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    Roppongi Mori Tower is evil by design.

    But quite amazing...
    Anyone see the Discovery Channel Special "Engineering the Impossible":
    http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/eti/eti.html

    This is the only built structure to make an appearance, bad ass...

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    This one reminds me of a penis, rather than its Catalaunian counterpart. But it looks like they've been to shy to achieve it, doh !

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    "the largest city redevelopment in japan,
    called 'roppongi hills' opened recently,
    spring 2003, at the center of tokyo.
    the sprawling development with luxury housing
    and designer shops intent on surviving the
    growing threat of an office-space glut and eager
    to keep japan competitive as a destination for
    foreign visitors and investment.
    this new landmark complex area will
    also give tokyo a much needed cultural center,
    combining culture, education,
    business, residence and commerce.

    fourteen years in the planning and three
    years in construction, roppongi hills occupies
    11.6 hectares. the 280 billion yen ($2.3 billion)
    project, offers a spaciousness with foliage that
    is rare in congested tokyo.
    roppongi hills features japan's biggest
    270-meter-tall, 53- floor office tower with an
    observatory providing a panoramic view of tokyo
    at the top and hosts about 200 shops and
    restaurants.
    everything is new. everything is perfect..."

    http://www.designboom.com/eng/funclub/roppongi.html

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    270 m = 885 ft.
    I doubt that this figure is correct.

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    Might be measuring it from sea level.

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    I didn't realize that it was so close to the Eiffel Tower.

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    You mean Tokyo Tower, right Fabb? *

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