Tokyo Roppongi Hills From Mori Tower

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Comments (10)

Feitse Boerwinkel on May 5, 2009

Nice clear shot of the big city. FEIKA

Cemil özkan on May 6, 2009

Fantastic shot!!!GreetingsCemil

ka9894 on May 7, 2009

Wow ! Fantastic panorama !! YS.

:):) Kat

patano on May 8, 2009

Bellissima panoramica.....peccato che sia in bassa risoluzione..Ciao Margherita da Paolo.

Margherita-Italy on May 8, 2009

La Tokyo Tower (東京タワー, Tōkyō-tawā?) è una torre televisiva situata nello Shiba Park a Tokyo, in Giappone. Con i suoi 332,6 metri di altezza è la più alta struttura d'acciaio autoreggente del mondo, la più alta struttura artificiale del Giappone e la undicesima torre più alta del mondo[1]. Fu costruita nel 1958 dallo studio ingegneristico Nikken Sekkei, ispirandosi alla Torre Eiffel, per alloggiarvi un'antenna che trasmette segnali TV e radio per conto di importanti emittenti giapponesi, come NHK, TBS e Fuji TV.

La sua altezza non è tuttavia più sufficiente per garantire la copertura del segnale su tutta l'area metropolitana di Tokyo: allo scopo è di prossima costruzione la Tokyo Sky Tree che, con i suoi 610 metri, sarà alta quasi il doppio dell'attuale struttura bianco-arancione.

Tokyo Tower (東京タワー ,Tōkyō tawā?) is a communications and observation tower located in Shiba Park, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 333 meters (1,091 ft), it is the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world and the tallest artificial structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.

Built in 1958, the tower's main sources of revenue are tourism and antenna leasing. Over 150 million people have visited the tower since its opening. FootTown, a 4-story building located directly under the tower, houses museums, restaurants and shops. Departing from here, guests can visit two observation decks. The 2-story Main Observatory is located at 150 meters (492 ft), while the smaller Special Observatory reaches a height of 250 meters (820 ft).

The tower acts as a support structure for an antenna. Originally intended for television broadcasting, radio antennas were installed in 1961 and the tower is now used to broadcast both signals for Japanese media outlets such as NHK, TBS and Fuji TV. Japan's planned switch from analog to digital for all television broadcasting by July 2011 is problematic, however. Tokyo Tower's current height is not high enough to adequately support complete terrestrial digital broadcasting to the area. A taller digital broadcasting tower known as Tokyo Sky Tree is currently planned to open in 2011.

Zygmunt Czarnecki on July 5, 2009

Fantastic panorama.

Greetings from Poland. Zygmunt.

frang947 on December 4, 2009

nice shot ! hello from Greece !

Alex Ramon on February 28, 2011

Excellent photo of Tokyo.

Gerhard Weiss on January 17, 2012

LIKE!! This panorama changes every year. My best wishes. Gerhard

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Photo taken in 6 Chome Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-0032, Japan

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 5, 2009
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    by Margherita-Italy
    • Camera: NIKON D3X
    • Taken on 2009/04/27 13:55:12
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 44.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • No flash