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Old June 10th, 2011, 10:41 AM   #5941
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question- on a clearest day, up to how many miles is this tower visible?
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Old June 10th, 2011, 11:58 AM   #5942
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The power failure has not happened though it tries to suppress power consumption as much as possible.
I see. Thanks for the update.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #5943
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Tower is so different! All the others are so glass!
I like the idea!
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Old June 11th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #5944
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Tokyo Tower vs. Tokyo Sky Tree

Elevation plan/view comparison

http://www.excite.co.jp/News/bit/E1307005094745.html

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Old June 11th, 2011, 09:08 PM   #5945
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Even Issa couldn't describe this tower in three verses only!
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Old June 12th, 2011, 04:48 AM   #5946
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Old June 12th, 2011, 08:14 AM   #5947
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Thank you Tommyzion, gonna try and check that out
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Old June 12th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #5948
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06/12 blog update














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Old June 12th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #5949
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Wonderful image updates! What is the name of that canal? And, little information about the canal would be appreciated.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #5950
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I posted the history of the river here before, but since this is my 919th post I thought I never find it back but the search is better then I thought.

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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) (Kitajukken River) 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).
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Old June 13th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #5951
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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.
completely disagree
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Old June 14th, 2011, 02:28 AM   #5952
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Old June 15th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #5953
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Old June 16th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #5954
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Its size is certainly impressive, but given the fact its in Tokyo i would personally have expected a bit more design sense. Hate to say it but to me it looks a bit outdated.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 01:36 AM   #5955
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I posted the history of the river here before, but since this is my 919th post I thought I never find it back but the search is better then I thought.
Thank you for that piece of information.I appreciate it with all indulgence. It is interesting to know how the writer interchangeably uses the word canal and river. I am so much impressed with how much Kitajukkengawa now canal is well maintained. Some where in this thread I saw some photos of turtles coming out of the canal heading toward the Tokyo Sky tree.

However, I am currently reading some online materials on Kitajukkengawa.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 04:25 AM   #5956
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LEDs To Light Up Tokyo Sky Tree
http://e.nikkei.com/e/fr/tnks/Nni201...JFN03.htm?ep=1
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OSAKA (Nikkei)--The Tokyo Sky Tree broadcasting tower will use only LEDs for both external and internal lighting, three companies involved in the broadcasting tower project said Wednesday.

With less than a year to go until the scheduled opening day of May 22, 2012, installation work has already begun. The tower is expected to use a total of 1,995 units of LED lighting equipment developed by Panasonic Corp. (6752) unit Panasonic Electric Works Co., which made the announcement with Tobu Railway Co. (9001) and Tobu Tower Sky Tree Co.

By going all-LED, the Tokyo Sky Tree will consume an estimated 40% or so less power for lighting than it would have with conventional hardware.

Some of the external LEDs will be used to illuminate the tower. At 634 meters, the Tokyo Sky Tree will be the tallest tower in the world when completed.

"We set strict standards for durability against strong winds, heavy rains and lightning, as well as for safety," Panasonic Electric Works Executive Officer Kuniaki Matsukage said of the LED lighting equipment.
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The south crane has started to come down, when it's down it will take down lower cranes before it's lifted of the tower by the last tower crane.












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Old June 17th, 2011, 03:30 AM   #5958
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Read the bolded parts...I think it will look really nice at night

'Sophisticated' blue and 'elegant' purple LEDs to light Tokyo Sky Tree
http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/...na004000c.html
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Tokyo Sky Tree, now under construction in the capital's Sumida Ward, will be lit entirely by energy-sipping LED light fixtures, it was announced on June 15.

The 634-meter-tall broadcasting tower, which will open in May 2012, will light the Tokyo skyline in "sophisticated" pale blue -- inspired by the nearby Sumida River -- and "elegant" Edo purple on alternate days. The inside of the observation decks will also be lit by LEDs.

Panasonic Electric Works Co., which developed the lights especially for Sky Tree, succeeded in producing a system that combines high-speed lighting control and high light output. The 1,995 lighting fixtures, divided into six types, are also remarkably energy efficient, with the pale blue LEDs cutting energy use by 43 percent over energy saving high-intensity discharge lamps, and the purple variety using 38 percent less electricity.

Furthermore, the antenna at the very top of the tower will shine a brilliant white, inspired by snow-capped Mt. Fuji. The two observation decks will be ringed by more white LEDs that will light up for one second in turn, producing a wave effect around the tower.

"We had no experience developing this kind of light," said Panasonic Electric Works Managing Director Kuniaki Matsukage. "There were a lot of challenges, a lot of hurdles to overcome, but we got through somehow."
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Old June 17th, 2011, 04:12 AM   #5959
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I really like the name, Sky Tree, not like Sky Tower or Sky something. More metaphors and powerful.
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Old June 18th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #5960
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I see Tokyo Sky Tree ball pens, but what are those things in the purple packaging.
Tokyo Sky Tree Dildos?
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