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Tokyo Tower | by Michael Elleray
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Tokyo Tower

Inspired by Blackpool Tower (Lancashire, England)... okay, actually the Eiffel Tower (Paris, France) and built in 1957 as a broadcasting and communications tower, Tokyo Tower was the tallest artificial structure in Japan until the Tokyo Skytree surpassed it in April 2010.


However, it is still the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world, yet weighs some 3,000 tonnes less than the Eiffel Tower.

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Taken on October 2, 2012