Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The Tokyo tower in the Minato ward, Tokyo, Japan. at 332.5m Is the tallest self-supporting structure in the world.
It is modeled after the Eiffel tower and 8.5 m taller, the tower coloring is to comply with air safety regulations.
Built in 1958 to provide broadcasting for the Kanto area, the tower has become a symbol of Tokyo and is visible from almost any part of Tokyo.
There is a 4 story building at the base of the tower, called foot town, with restaurants and souvenir shops.
A new taller tower is currently planned for the area to open in 2011.