Wednesday, January 26, 2011
One of the most famous landmarks of eastern Nagoya, the Higashiyama sky tower on the Higashiyama Park, built in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nagoya city.
The beautiful pencil shaped tower is 134 meters tall, sitting in a hill 80m above sea level, to an effective height of 214m, boasting one of the most best panoramic views of the city, on a clear day the central Alps and other peaks are clearly visible.
The tower is a telecommunication and rely station for the city disaster prevention wireless network. The base of the tower uses a state of the art vibration damping equipment to sway the tower in the event of strong winds or earthquake.
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