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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:19 AM   #5641
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This is a brilliant ray of light in the midst of such a dark time for the people of Japan. I hope we will see in the rebuilding of Tohoku such rapid progress as we've seen in the construction of this tower.
yeah, i agree with you!
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:30 AM   #5642
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A status change costs a post. It might be okay to leave stuff like that cause they if someone reads through it they'll know when it happened or whatever.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:50 AM   #5643
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What a surprise to see world's new tallest communication tower topped out, just a week after the big earthquake. Big respect!
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Old March 20th, 2011, 08:35 AM   #5644
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Great news...
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Old March 20th, 2011, 11:12 AM   #5645
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Weekend blog round-up:




http://tokyo-sky-tree.seesaa.net/









http://a-nobusan.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/












http://ameblo.jp/tokyo-skytree-blog/






http://ameblo.jp/kiyurino-jp/




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Old March 20th, 2011, 11:18 AM   #5646
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Finally!! Well done Japan, this tower is a testament to your dedication and resolve!
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Old March 20th, 2011, 12:07 PM   #5647
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That thing just absolutely dwarfs everything else in the city. There is no skyline now. Japan is planning for their future. I'm sure they've got a bunch of other big projets up their sleeves. At twice the height of the old tower it outta afford them the good signal they needed.

It's hard to get an idea of how tall 2000 feet is when something is surrounded by other tall buildings but look at this.

In fact, the tip of the old tower was bent in the earthquake:



I'm sure that changes it's efficiency, makes it slightly worse.


OKAY, is this really the only TV tower, for every station, in Japan? Because for a regular guyed mast TV tower 1000 feet is nothing, it is common. Almost all the TV towers in the US are at least that height, BUT, because they are tiny little towers, they are not known of. This is an Eiffel Tower style lattice tower, it's well known. Are there other towers, perhaps on a nearby hill out of the city, perhaps taller, other than this one for TV broadcast in Japan?

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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:01 PM   #5648
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Don't you have any sense of distance? There's no way this tower will be able to send the (digital) TV signals a 1,000 km to households all over the country. It's just serves the Kanto area = Greater Tokyo.

All the new skyscrapers surrounding the Tokyo Tower caused disturbances in the signals, a new higher tower was needed to ensure a good reception all over the city.

And there are also numerous TV towers all over the country. Some are like the Tokyo Tower, others are just a large steel pylon on top of a building.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #5649
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at what height will the Highest observation deck be?
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Old March 20th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #5650
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It's hard to figure because Japan isn't flat, but over flat terrain a broadcast antenna for digital tv at the top of the Tree could reach a house about 110km miles away. High gain antennas on the new 700mhz systems could reach handheld gear with no obstructions 95km miles away, but it's not likely they'll try that. 50km would probably be the practical limit for phones.
It should make a good relay to 200 meter towers up to 160km away.

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Old March 20th, 2011, 09:17 PM   #5651
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What I'm saying is that it's a lot easier to throw up a few 2000 foot guyed masts surrounding the city than a giant megaproject. You hear, and heard nothing when several, many 2000 foot towers were put up all over the US. Because it wasn't a big deal. I'm surprised Japan doesn't already have some 2000 foot p.o.s. towers all around. They did this of course to have a central location and a safer tower in the city because those guyed masts are prone to falling down in ice storms and when helicopters hit them.

And what the RF do you mean sense of distance? I never said the old one was good enough, I just said it got bent making it even worse than it was.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 11:28 PM   #5652
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When you ask questions like this...

"is this really the only TV tower, for every station, in Japan?"

... you simply don't give out the impression that you know how big Japan is. If you would have said Tokyo OK, but Japan...


btw, the USA is the only country that has many very tall guyed TV and Radio masts, other countries like Japan just have more towers that aren't as tall. And with those 600m guyed towers you see that stand on locations that are flat and empty. Greater Tokyo just hasn't got this kind of locations anymore, it's all built up. Something different then a couple of guyed masts was needed, and now there's the Sky Tree.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #5653
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Do you have any idea how much area a 2000 foot guyed mast would take? The top guys would anchor 1200 feet from the tower. Land in Tokyo ain't cheap you know.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 12:21 AM   #5654
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Yeah I meant Tokyo, and that's why I said on the outside of town. I know they take up a lot of space but not really because each guy wire anchor has a fence and the tower has a fence. Inside the guywire anchor perimeter may be located stuff. The Sky Tree is a lot cooler than that, I like it. The color makes it look animated. It's cool.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 09:11 AM   #5655
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I can't wait to see how it will be illuminated for holidays!
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Old March 21st, 2011, 09:25 AM   #5656
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Old March 21st, 2011, 09:49 AM   #5657
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Old March 21st, 2011, 10:03 AM   #5658
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It looks a bit lonely in that spot. Perhaps the time will soon come for some highrises to be built around it.

I'll definately be interested in seeing the night lighting scheme as well.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 12:39 PM   #5659
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maybe until some buildings around sky tree get demolished there is no chance for a new supertall
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Old March 21st, 2011, 01:04 PM   #5660
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I think they might have applied a blue filter to the scene, but inspiring!
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