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Old Posted Aug 7, 2018, 9:06 AM
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TOKYO SKYTREE AND IT’S VIEWS:

Tokyo Skytree, built in 2012 is not only the tallest structure in Japan, it is also the world’s tallest tower! It is also the second talles structure of the world (after Burj Khalifa in Dubai). With a height of 634m to the spire (451m to the top floor), 450 floors and a neofuturistic cylindrical shape, it has become a new landmark of Tokyo. It is situated East of the city center, in Sumida ward (East of Sumida River). Skytree is almost twice as tall as Tokyo’s second tallest structure, the much older, Eiffel Tower looking Tokyo Tower from 1958, that couldn’t broadcast digital signals anymore. That is why the Skytree was built. It really stands out on the skyline, since most skyscrapers are not more then 1/3 as tall as the tower. The exterior of the tower is often illuminated in blue at night, mostly in blue but also shifting colours. The cost of building the structure was 600 million USD but it took only four years to build (2008-12). There are 13 elevators totally. There is a mall and a metro station at the tower. It was developed by Tobu Railways and designed by the architect Nikken Sekkei.

There are several observation decks:

Tembo Deck is the lower observation deck at floor 340-350. The large and fast elevator to reach it is called the Tembo Deck, and features a window in the roof with views upwards towards the illuminated elevator shaft. From the deck you can watch thrilling 360 degrees views of this amazing super metropolis, especially impressive at night with all the illuminated landmarks and dazzling lights of Tokyo!

Tembo Galleria is a walking passage on floor 445-450, 450m up in the sky! It is sloping upwards and goes around the tower, with glass windows featuring amazing views of the whole Tokyo! Blue led lights on the floor mark the way up to the summit, called Sorakara Point. On the top there is a skybar, a souvenir shop and a glass roof where you can look down on the ground through a glass window.



Tokyo Skytree 001 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 002 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Towards the top of the world’s tallest tower!

Tokyo Skytree 003 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 004 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 005 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 008 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Lobby of Skytree

Tokyo Skytree 007 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 009 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 012 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Elevator

Tokyo Skytree 049 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 013 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Elevator roof


VIEWS AT SUNSET:

Tokyo Skytree 014 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 015 by Nightsky, on Flickr





Tokyo Skytree 016 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Towards Roppongi, Tokyo Tower


Tokyo Skytree 017 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Towards Tokyo Bay


Tokyo Skytree 018 by Nightsky, on Flickr


Tokyo Skytree 019 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 021 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 022 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 023 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Odaiba Island and port.

Tokyo Skytree 024 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 026 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sumida River

Tokyo Skytree 025 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 027 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 028 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 029 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 030 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 031 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Shibuya and Shinjuku
Tokyo Skytree 032 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 033 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 034 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 035 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 037 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sumida River

Tokyo Skytree 038 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Cars at the bank of Sumida.

Tokyo Skytree 036 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Asakusa with Sensoji Temple.

Tokyo Skytree 042 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree 044 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Escaltors inside the observation deck.

Tokyo Skytree 045 by Nightsky, on Flickr


Tokyo Skytree 047 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Part of the beams inside the structure.


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