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Old February 18th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #3161
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looks like its a perfect circle now
We would see it better, if we would have an aerial photo.
The whole structure is so fantastic! I love it how it starts and as it gets higher its a circle now
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Old February 19th, 2010, 02:02 AM   #3162
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Looks breathtaking even against a miserable gray sky..
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Old February 19th, 2010, 06:30 AM   #3163
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This winter is more cloudy/rainy/snowy than usual. This is today.
Snowstorm hits Tokyo, disrupts commuter traffic




P.S. No one answered my question.
Tokyo is not prepared for even a little snow!!
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Old February 19th, 2010, 07:34 AM   #3164
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With the number of trains and passengers in Tokyo it's very easy to disrupt commuter traffic. Several small delays spread out over the network in no time.

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I haven't got a clue how long it will take to build the 1st observation, it's also a steel frame outside of the tower body, it's all extra. And when the steel frame for the ob. deck is finished the crane's that are now on the body will be replaced onto the ob. deck with an extra crane, they probably cannot continue going up before that is done.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 03:52 PM   #3165
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what is the official height of the building now?
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Old February 19th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #3166
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It looks like about 310m.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #3167
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But it is still only 303m.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #3168
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Old February 20th, 2010, 01:36 AM   #3169
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It's like a ladder to heaven(south park). haha. On the second picture I can see the huge contrast with the smaller buildings next to it.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 09:43 AM   #3170
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02/20 Blog round-up #1




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tokyo-skytree.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/



The next crane jump will start Friday 02/26


tokyo2ndtower.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/








blogs.yahoo.co.jp/sky_tree_otoko



Last year I already posted about the miniature version of the Sky Tree in "Tobu World Square" theme park near Utsunomiya, the newspapers reported on it's progress this week.


http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/e-japan/toc...OYT8T01545.htm


http://www.47news.jp/CN/201002/CN2010021801000549.html

This is how it's going to be.


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Old February 20th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #3171
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Old February 21st, 2010, 06:39 AM   #3172
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Holy crap! a super tall in less than a year
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Old February 21st, 2010, 01:16 PM   #3173
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They started in July 2008, so it's a supertall in just over 1,5 years. But never mind, it's still extremely fast.


And I have been looking into the construction of the 1st observation deck and I think I understand how they going to do it.

First of all, the base starts at 330m and the roof is at 375m, that makes it 45m tall.

On the official site of the Sumida Ward a construction schedule for the whole site is published for the next 3 months.
http://www.city.sumida.lg.jp/tower/m...n21/index.html

The last one, published at the start of this month has the schedule until April and also a diagram of the tower.
http://www.city.sumida.lg.jp/tower/m...les/news17.pdf

The target hight for April is 360m and on the diagram there's no sign of the observation deck. Therefore I think that the tower will rise until 375 meter before starting with the observation deck that will be build be around the tower. And only after the observation deck is finished the tower will start to rise again to rise to the 2nd ob. deck (base: 440m, roof: 470.79m) since the cranes will be relocated to the roof of the ob. deck.

The latest press release from Tobu Railways about the tower shows that this summer the tower will be the height of the roof of the ob. deck. (this could of course be early or late summer, that's unclear)
http://www.tobu.co.jp/file/2278/100216.pdf
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Also from the Tobu Railways website we can find a small picture of how the base is going to look like.



And judging from the schedule given by the Sumida Ward we will see more activity on the whole site in April, then the number of trucks will be around 500 instead of the 300 to 360 of the last months.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 01:54 PM   #3174
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 11:08 AM   #3175
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so fast construction...the progress its unbelievable...
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To, Momo1435-san,
when and why was this canal made?
It looks so narrow, what is it used for today?
Maybe they could develope this canal in style with
San Antonio River Walk,
with tour boats and pittoresque bridges etc
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 02:13 PM   #3177
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Incredible ! Japanese are really nice builders and people. I like to see it growing. Congratulation to Japan. I expect more new supertall in Japan than Tokyo Sky Tree and Osaka Abenoshi Terminal.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 09:15 PM   #3178
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To, Momo1435-san,
when and why was this canal made?
It looks so narrow, what is it used for today?
Maybe they could develope this canal in style with
San Antonio River Walk,
with tour boats and pittoresque bridges etc
I had to look it up, but I found some info on the canal on the Japanese wikipedia.

It's the Kitajukkengawa (北十間川) and it was an old river in the coastal wetlands surrounding the city of Edo (the old name of Tokyo). It was first used after the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657 to transport timber for the rebuilding of the city. A couple of years later it was excavated further to be used as an irrigation and drainage canal. It was also the start of the urbanization of the area, the rapid growth of Edo needed space that was found on the other bank of the Sumida river. The Kitajukkengawa is part of many canals that were dug in this period in the grid pattern that's still in place right now in this area. They were used for transport, drainage but also as much needed fire protection (to create a barrier between parts of the neighbourhood and to have water close-by to put the fires out).

Right now they are making the river banks more attractive, but I don't think it will be as attractive as San Antonio. And I believe there are also some loose plans to make a direct connection with the Sumida river again, then the current tour boats on that river can also come up to the Sky Tree.
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I had to look it up, but I found some info on the canal on the Japanese wikipedia.

It's the Kitajukkengawa (北十間川) and it was an old river in the coastal wetlands surrounding the city of Edo (the old name of Tokyo). It was first used after the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657 to transport timber for the rebuilding of the city. A couple of years later it was excavated further to be used as an irrigation and drainage canal. It was also the start of the urbanization of the area, the rapid growth of Edo needed space that was found on the other bank of the Sumida river. The Kitajukkengawa is part of many canals that were dug in this period in the grid pattern that's still in place right now in this area. They were used for transport, drainage but also as much needed fire protection (to create a barrier between parts of the neighbourhood and to have water close-by to put the fires out).

Right now they are making the river banks more attractive, but I don't think it will be as attractive as San Antonio. And I believe there are also some loose plans to make a direct connection with the Sumida river again, then the current tour boats on that river can also come up to the Sky Tree.
Very good info there, thank you.
When I put "北十間川" in Google-translate,
I get something like "10th river North" as answer,
is that wrong? (Maybe "10th st canal?)

I read that Sumida used to be much more important
in the Kanto region, but after fire(1923) and war,
the centre of Tokyo has moved more S/W(towards the mountains).
Many big citys grow from a river and
out so this would be very natural for Edo/Tokyo too,
but then why(if?) did the centre shift away from Sumida-area.

I hope this Ward get more attention now.
Let the river renaissance begin!!(dec 2011)
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Only if, the surrounding lowrises sort out themselves into neat integrated mid/high rises, then the river/canal can be expanded...
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