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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 6:24 AM
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Tribute to Japan 3/11 - hkskyline's 2011 in TOKYO #4

Located close to the waterfront, the World Trade Center's observation deck is not as famous as Tokyo Tower, City View, or City Hall, but still offers very nice views.

148. North

Shiodome's skyscrapers come into view, and Marunouchi's shorter buildings are further away.

153. Wintry air clears out the smog, and the skies were exceptionally clear today. Tokyo Tower is topped out but will not open for another half year.

161. West

I chose to visit around lunch time, when the sun should be directly above the sky. I was not disappointed. The light was just right to see Roppongi and Tokyo Tower.

169. Tokyo's buildings are generally not too tall, so the sun can actually reach the sidewalks.

173. South

Photographing the southern parts was quite tough as it was against the light. I was nevertheless happy that 3 out of the 4 sides worked out well. Plenty of trains passed along the tracks below.

174. Fuji TV on Odaiba was fully visible. Smog doesn't seem to be a problem in the winter months.

176. East

The eastern parts of the city are quite a mystery to me. Surprisingly, there were plenty of skyscrapers on the reclaimed lands in Tokyo Bay. Wouldn't the land liquefy in an earthquake?

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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 3:03 PM
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 4:56 PM
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Nice pictures. Is that a toll expressway in some of those pictures?
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2012, 12:03 AM
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Nice shots hkskyline, I've never made it up to the World Trade Center's observatory. I spend a decent amount of time in the Dentsu Building in Shiodome and the view appears to be about the same. You're right about the winter smog - it's the best time of year for skyline shots, with the exception of the day after an October/November typhoon. Those days are always glorious.

xzmattzx, basically all expressways in Japan are toll roads. And they aren't cheap either!
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Great Views! I really like Tokyo's style of architecture
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