Thursday, October 05, 2006

A Trip to Tokyo Tower

An illustration of the different aesthetic at work in Tokyo. They built a model Eiffel Tower . . . slightly larger than the original. Sounds nice. Who doesn't like big things?

Here's the base of the original, just to refresh your memory. (Hi Saryn!)

And here's the base of Tokyo Tower.

Why yes, that is a giant tube extending through the center, and yes indeed, that is an uneven rectangular building sitting below. That's where you find the MacDonald's. Or school kids on a field trip.

The Tokyo skyline. This extends forever in all directions.

Installing a glass bottom was pretty cool, I must admit.

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