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Old February 29th, 2012, 03:12 PM   #6601
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Finally, another masterpiece in the history of skyscrapers finished.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #6602
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Finally! Congratulations, Tokyo. Another masterpiece in this great city.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #6603
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Nice one Congratulations to Tokyo for building such a great building
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Old February 29th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #6604
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Very nice. Congratulations Tokyo!
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Old February 29th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #6605
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Congratulations Tokyo!
This tower is very beautiful!
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Old February 29th, 2012, 08:41 PM   #6606
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Congratulations Tokyo great tower, though 580000 construction workers involved seems a bit high, was that a misprint?
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Old February 29th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #6607
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The 580.000 figure is also in the Japanese press, but not as just construction workers but all people that where at some point involved with this tower during the planning and construction period.


There was some heavy snow on the last day of construction.





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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #6608
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It's finally done!
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #6609
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Great! Congrats Tokyo
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #6610
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Congratulations Tokyo!
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Old March 1st, 2012, 01:11 AM   #6611
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wow, it's finished! congratulations tokyo!
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Old March 1st, 2012, 02:24 AM   #6612
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Move over Roppongi Tower... Turned out better than imagined.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 09:12 AM   #6613
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Congratulation tokyo. a real icon you got
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Old March 1st, 2012, 02:04 PM   #6614
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Tokyo says - "Arigatou"

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Old March 2nd, 2012, 09:08 AM   #6615
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incredible!!
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 01:16 PM   #6616
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Quake-proof megatower tops out in Tokyo

Source: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/sh...-tops-out.html

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With memories still fresh of Tokyo's skyscrapers swaying scarily as the 11 March 2011 megaquake struck Japan nearly a year ago, it's perhaps not the best time to be preparing to open the country's tallest building. But on 29 February, engineers completed Sky Tree, a 634-metre-high TV transmission and observation tower for the city - with architects Nikken Sekkei promising that it incorporates some of the most advanced earthquake and typhoon-resistant technology. It opens to the public in May.
The ultrahigh transmitter is needed because the city's existing Sky Tower transmitter - a 333-metre-high, red-and-white version of the Eiffel Tower that was built in 1958 - cannot broadcast above much of the city's ever-rising skyline, causing particular problems for lower-power digital terrestrial TV signals.
The Sky Tree has to resist major quakes with an epicentre in Tokyo, not to mention wind speeds of up to 80 metres per second (290 kilometres per hour) for 10 minutes - something the city expects from a typhoon once every 500 years. To get this performance, the architects designed a cylindrical core of reinforced concrete and hung peripheral steel framing from it to form the populated spaces.
Connected to the Sky Tree's core by oil-damped connectors - like the branches of a tree, hence the name - this arrangement cuts the shear forces, and hence the swaying motion, the structure experiences by 40 per cent.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 01:26 PM   #6617
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Congrats Tokyo
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 02:06 PM   #6618
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this is better than Guangzhou's
The Guangzhou one looks a lot better than the Sky Tree IMHO.

Guangzhou TV Tower

Tokyo Sky Tower
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 02:22 PM   #6619
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LOLstastic comparison photos go here
LOL One photo is nicely done with a beautiful sky, the other shows an unfinished tower in a mundane shot. Not biased at all!

By the way, for me neither tower is incredibly attractive, but they are fine.

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Old March 2nd, 2012, 03:57 PM   #6620
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I couldnt understand why the spire gets wider to the top like a torch, but now I see why.
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