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fifty-second floor by htkay
April 6, 2009, 5:45 pm
Filed under: Tokyo

The Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills

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Beneath the rich decoration of the viewing platform on the fifty-second floor the structure is revealed to us. The huge steel beams rarely cross horizontally or rise vertically, the angled beams are part of the aseismic design that stiffens the building should an earthquake strike, especially toward the upper floors of the building.

 

Harry



Ever so slightly saturated by nim
April 6, 2009, 3:44 pm
Filed under: Architecture, Development, Photography, Tokyo

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Mori Tower (the boys toys tower) by nim
April 6, 2009, 2:43 pm
Filed under: Architecture, Development, Photography, Tokyo

The journey up to the top of the tower took no more than 10 seconds, thanks to the super hi-speed, ear popping elevator. We were expecting impressive views of the city- what we got was an impressive 360 degree city panoramic view with a sexy car exhibition to frame it all. It was an unusual combination, but it gave us a chance to contemplate one of life’s more demading questions: how did they get an entire supercar showroom up 54 stories? Never the less, the alliance of fast lifts and fast cars prompted some dymnamic behaviour on our behalf- from this height there really is a lot to see!

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by nim
April 6, 2009, 1:38 pm
Filed under: Tokyo

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The Metro by nim
April 6, 2009, 12:35 pm
Filed under: Tokyo

waiting for the metro

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Akihabara (Electric City) by nim
April 5, 2009, 9:23 pm
Filed under: Night, Photography, Tokyo

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A tired cab driver waits for the traffic lights to change- Akihabara turns in for the night about 10 o’clock.



Traffic by htkay
April 5, 2009, 4:59 pm
Filed under: Night, People, Photography, Tokyo

Even at 11:00pm Tokyo was still going as we made our way to the Ginza metro stop.

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Harry