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It just goes to show me that I know very little about Asian countries!

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I did not know till this morning that there is a Tokyo Tower and it is about 30 ft higher than the Eiffel Tower. Here’s the image borrowed from Wikipedia under the CC licence.


Here is two paragraphs from the Wikipedia article:

Tokyo Tower (東京タワー Tōkyō-tawā?) is a communications tower located in Shiba Park, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At exactly 332.6 meters (1,091 ft), this orange and white lattice tower is the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world, the tallest artificial structure in Japan and is the 20th tallest tower in the world.[3] Built in 1958, this Eiffel Tower-like structure supports an antenna that broadcasts television and radio signals for important Japanese media outlets such as NHK, TBS and Fuji TV.[4] In recent years, the tower has been instrumental in furthering Japan’s push to switch from an analog signal to digital signal.

In addition to being a television and radio communications tower, Tokyo Tower doubles as a major Tokyo tourist site. Over 2.5 million people annually visit the tower’s recreational Foot Town and two observations decks.[5] Foot Town is a 4-story building located directly under the tower that houses museums, restaurants and shops.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/12/30 at 09:13

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