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Old March 21st, 2011, 01:05 PM   #5661
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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.
For me it is interesting to see such a tall tower in a sea of low- an mid-rises, (and a few highrises) it looks particularly powerful - and its skinny shape stresses its height, yet it doesn't look like a stick like CN Tower or Oriental Pearl Tower.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 07:11 PM   #5662
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They timed the topping-out of this tower just right, incidentally. Now go help fix Sendai-shi!!
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Old March 21st, 2011, 08:28 PM   #5663
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maybe until some buildings around sky tree get demolished there is no chance for a new supertall
I wasn't necessarily thinking they should build supertalls around Sky Tree, but rather just some talls and some highrises. They still need the transmitters on top to have full broadcast distance.

Sky Tree turned out looking much better in the round than in the renders. It would be really neat if they install multicolor LED systems for the night lighting.

It's an amazing feat for them to have gone ahead with topping out less than a week after this earthquake and tsunami, even while aftershocks are still randomly hitting the area.

japanese001, do you have a large version of that last picture you posted above? That's screaming to be wallpaper.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 10:33 PM   #5664
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You can see the sky tree in Deka Wanko.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 11:22 PM   #5665
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Deka Wanko.

An unfortunate translation?
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Old March 21st, 2011, 11:39 PM   #5666
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iT'S a dorama
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 09:28 AM   #5667
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iT'S a dorama
For the people that don't know, and I guess that is the majority of people here. A "dorama" is a strange westernized insider name for Japanese TV drama series, it's comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the word drama.

btw, I also saw it in Keizoku 2 - SPEC, Himitsu and it's probably in many more.


As for more towers around it, there are currently only a couple of plans for some towers close to the tower that all won't be higher then 100m. In the coming years we will probably see more new plans for towers, but an actual supertall close to the Sky Tree is highly unlikely.


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


http://ameblo.jp/tokyo-skytree-blog/
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 09:49 AM   #5668
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Am I the only one who thinks that this tower is EXTREMELY ugly?

The shape is very dull and old-fashioned, looks waaay too "straight and strained"... feels like they're aiming for some kind of 80's look. Canton Tower, on the other hand (which uses the same principle) has a futuristic, rotating and soft shape.

....Thumbs down for this ugly tower.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:08 AM   #5669
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Am I the only one who thinks that this tower is EXTREMELY ugly?

The shape is very dull and old-fashioned, looks waaay too "straight and strained"... feels like they're aiming for some kind of 80's look. Canton Tower, on the other hand (which uses the same principle) has a futuristic, rotating and soft shape.

....Thumbs down for this ugly tower.

To me Canton Tower is extremely ugly, and doesn't look anywhere near as powerful with its fragile twisting shape.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:23 AM   #5670
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To me Canton Tower is extremely ugly, and doesn't look anywhere near as powerful with its fragile twisting shape.
Powerful? Fragile? Dude, this is 2011.

Take a quick look at this screw - Which side is more artistically appealing, the left or the right side?



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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:28 AM   #5671
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But which side of the drill bit is the motor attached to? Tokyo is in an earthquake prone region, Canton Tower looks like it would break in a serious earthquake. Besides, Tokyo regularly described as the most futuristic city in the world, even though it doesn't have flashy buildings.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:41 AM   #5672
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But which side of the drill bit is the motor attached to? Tokyo is in an earthquake prone region, Canton Tower looks like it would break in a serious earthquake. Besides, Tokyo regularly described as the most futuristic city in the world, even though it doesn't have flashy buildings.
Guangzhou is not considered particulary earthquake prone. Duh.

Tokyo do have flashy buildings, though they were considered more flashy 20 years ago than now. What have Tokyo achieved in upgrading infra-structure the latest 10 years compared to other Asian cities? Tokyo Sky Tree is the first outstanding thing popping in many years, and yet its disappointing.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:50 AM   #5673
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That's the point, you can't build Canton Tower in Japan even if you wanted to, unless it were significantly augmented. (I assume)

Japan is already a developed country and other nations in the area are starting to catch up, it doesn't really need as much improvement right now.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 11:08 AM   #5674
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Japan is already a developed country and other nations in the area are starting to catch up, it doesn't really need as much improvement right now.
Then, how do you explain why Hongkong is still improving its infra-structure by adding new elements?

Japan's economy will continue to decrease and be surpassed by India, Brazil and even Mexico in the future. More and more Japanese companies will move their businesses to China. The SWFC is a great example of Japanese infra-structure in mainland China.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 11:26 AM   #5675
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Then, how do you explain why Hongkong is still improving its infra-structure by adding new elements?

Japan's economy will continue to decrease and be surpassed by India, Brazil and even Mexico in the future. More and more Japanese companies will move their businesses to China. The SWFC is a great example of Japanese infra-structure in mainland China.
Stop wrecking the thread with unrelated bs.
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Stop wrecking the thread with unrelated bs.
I will, if you stop acting moderator.
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I will, if you stop acting moderator.
OK, let me say it then.

Stop wrecking the thread with unrelated and untrue bs.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:51 PM   #5678
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To me Canton Tower is extremely ugly, and doesn't look anywhere near as powerful with its fragile twisting shape.
Hmmm... Canton Tower doesn't look any more or less fragile than Sky Tree Tower does to me.

They both look nice in their own way. I'd rather they built Sky Tree like this instead of trying to imitate some other CN/Space Needle type tower.
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 12:29 AM   #5679
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nice tower

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Old March 23rd, 2011, 09:25 AM   #5680
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They both look nice in their own way. I'd rather they built Sky Tree like this instead of trying to imitate some other CN/Space Needle type tower.
That's what I'm talking about. Space needles are outdated and makes me think of my dad's old sci-fi books from the 50's. Nevertheless, Tokyo is outdated so I guess it fits in pretty good then. Enough said. Even if my bs is unrelated its far from untrue. DOT.
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