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Old March 14th, 2006, 11:28 AM   #1
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TOKYO 東京 | Tokyo Sky Tree 東京スカイツリー | 634m | Open

Last night, different kinds of news put the high rise lovers in Tokyo in disarray.
First, Lotte (HQ: Shinjuku) unveiled an mazing plan of constrcuting 'Tokyo World Tower' (1008m !!) in Toshimaen Amuzement Park in Nerima ward.
But a few hours later, TV stations in Tokyo finally approved of 'Sumida Tower' which had been proposed by Sumida ward and Tobu Railway Company (HQ: Mukoujima). Press media simultaneously released the news that Sumida Tower had bidden on New Tokyo Tower project.

Tokyo Sky Tree 東京スカイツリー

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Mukoujima area in Sumida ward (on the opposite bank of Asakusa) old down town!



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Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting and the Role of the New Tower

In July 2011, the current analog broadcasting will end and a complete transition made to digital broadcasting.
Five commercial stations and NHK took this as a turning point to advance preparations towards digital broadcasting from a TV tower with a height of around 600m and decided on the Sumida/Taito area as the site for construction of the tower. In addition, for "one-segment broadcasting (one-seg)," a digital broadcasting service for mobile devices that was launched in April 2006, it is ideal to have transmissions from a height that is not very vulnerable to the forest of super high-rise buildings that stand at heights of around 200m in downtown Tokyo. Expectations are also on the tower to serve the role of a tower equipped with disaster prevention features.

facilities:
height: at least 634m
first observation deck: 350m
second obsevation deck: 450m
Broadcasting facilities, shopping complex, aquarium, Imax theatre & office tower

Developer:
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Development Schedule:
2006: Basic design
2007~8: Execution design
July 2008: Start of construction
December 2011: (Scheduled) Construction completion
Spring 2012: (Scheduled) Grand opening


Location on Google Maps:
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Official websites:
www.tokyo-skytree.jp
www.tokyo-skytree.jp/english/

http://www.rising-east.jp/index.html

Builders & designers websites:
www.skytree-obayashi.com/
http://www.nikken.co.jp/ja/skytree/

Lightning:
http://denko.panasonic.biz/Ebox/everleds/special/st/
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Old March 14th, 2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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I like it a lot!
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Old March 15th, 2006, 12:10 AM   #3
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No way, wh y such a futuristic design.....They promote its location as "the origin of Japanese tradition". Then why do they need to build such a futuristic building, which distort the tradition in the area.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 05:42 AM   #4
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why are they going to dedicate so much land to a tall antenna with a tiny shopping center base?
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Old March 15th, 2006, 07:23 AM   #5
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looks cool, whats the price tag on that bad boy?
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Old March 15th, 2006, 09:37 AM   #6
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Nah, the bottom is an Eiffel Tower wannabee (again...). The rest of it looks cool, though.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 01:38 PM   #7
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:59 AM   #8
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I dunno if this is going to make shitamachi a "trendy" area. Right now nobody says "Hey, lets go shopping in Asakusa" unless they're looking to buy Japanese souvenirs for folks overseas. Most commuters don't even use Tobu's Asakusa terminal because it doesn't connect with anything- they change at Kita-Senju.

So I'm not really sure what they're going for here...
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Old March 16th, 2006, 09:57 AM   #9
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Does anybody have the render of the Tower Tokyo World 1008m...?
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Old March 17th, 2006, 09:09 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by elfreako
Nah, the bottom is an Eiffel Tower wannabee (again...).
yup. Sumida Tower is ugliest. (looks like the Tower Eiffel again). no more steel tower in Tokyo.


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Does anybody have the render of the Tower Tokyo World 1008m...?

the concept drawn by Reiji Matsumoto

BTW, Saitama Tower (over 600m) renderings
1. proposal by Obayashigumi

2. by SDBT

3. by Nikken

4. by Softbank
no renders. 700m's office tower with a spire
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no renders. 850m tower
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Old March 18th, 2006, 04:52 AM   #11
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Nice tower.It will create a whole new entertainment district in Tokyo.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 05:07 AM   #12
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Looks like a cross between Eiffel Tower and Pearl Tower.

Looks good, though
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Old March 21st, 2006, 09:20 AM   #13
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The 4th design of the Saitama Tower reminds me of Sir Norman Foster's Millennium Tower.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 05:33 AM   #14
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Short reign for world's tallest building: Tokyo tower to be completed in 2009
Times of London
18 March 2006

TOKYO - The world's tallest building will get the go-ahead next week, but the 610-metre-high (2,100-foot) Sumida Tower will hold the lofty title for only a few weeks.

The shining steel structure will soar above the Asakusa tourist district of central Tokyo after approval is granted by the city authorities.

But even if construction of the tower were to start Sunday, it would enjoy only a brief reign at the top of the world: its projected completion date in 2009 is very close to that of the Burj Dubai, which will be at least 80 metres taller.

The Japanese tower, laden with the satellite dishes and transmitters of six TV stations, will retain, for the time being, the crown of "world's tallest communications tower."

It will surpass the CN Tower in Toronto by 57 metres.

Regional jealousy has played a central role in plans for the tower itself.

Tokyo, conscious of its Asian rivals such as Taipei and Kuala Lumpur with far taller skyscrapers, has been growing increasingly anxious to get its Sumida Tower scheme underway and re-establish Japan's reputation as a country of spectacular engineering projects. But a long and bitter feud between rival districts along the city's famous Sumida river vying to host the tower has delayed a final decision.

Bidders in the Taito and Saitama districts spent much of their energies trying to persuade the panel of business leaders and professors that the other's location is more earthquake-prone.

The tower's function as a communications hub means that its destruction would cause extreme chaos.

Next week the consortium of six television companies behind the project will hand victory to Taito. The area is close to the Sensoji Temple, the Asahi Beer Hall and other popular Tokyo tourist attractions. It is, say the judges, more likely to attract fee-paying visitors in Taito than it would in Saitama.

The main company behind the project is Tobu Railway, which expects to shoulder most of the approximately 50 billion yen ($500 million Cdn) in construction costs.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 06:21 AM   #15
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We have never referred to New Tokyo Tower as world's tallest tower.
No Japanese expect that New Tokyo Tower would be titled 'world tallest', since we all know much higher towers/skyscrapers have been constructed/proposed in Moscow, Guangzhou, Chicago, Seoul,.. aside from Dubai.
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I like it very much, Tokyo deserves one.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:36 AM   #17
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Honestly I don't like the idea of having this tower dominate Tokyo's skyline. The city already has one dominating freestanding structure which is the Tokyo Tower. If this is contructed/completed, then the city will have two which to me isn't that impressive.

I prefer having an iconic skyscraper with the same height as The Sumida Tower rather than seeing two freestanding structures.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 05:28 AM   #18
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Tokyo has a number of famous views, and most of them don't involve skyscrapers, such as the Rainbow Bridge view and Ginza. Having two icons in the skyline shouldn't be a bad thing. They're not close enough to be twins.
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^Yeah!! and one more thing is that Tokyo tower is not tall enough to be a great solely landmark.
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Great news! This is my (not so very good) drawing of it:


So that means that the TV tower in Saitama is cancelled?
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