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11/18/2011

Heights of tackiness in Tokyo

The Tokyo Reporter just reminded* me that today the kitschy Tokyo “Sky Tree” was officially recognized this week by the Guinness Book of Records as the World’s Tallest Stalinist Freestanding Tower (Asahi News).

Refer to the previous 3Yen posts on Tokyo’s grim gray Stalinist style of concrete architecture:
. . . → ☢ A Sky Tree Grows In Tokyo (3Yen / 2010-04-15)
. . . → ☣ Ill Machine Tokyo (3Yen / 2008-01-22 )

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5 Responses to “Heights of tackiness in Tokyo”

  1. mr baby bugger Says:

    Take a walk on the wild side. Stroll the slums around the Sky Tree via Google Street.

    View Larger Map
    (Please insert the link to Google Street.)

  2. Taro Says:

    The grim gray on Google Earth shows the “concrete” reality of the environs of Tokyo Sky Tree even better than Google Street.
    Tokyo Sky Tree on Google Earth

  3. Taro Says:

    Comparison of Japanese towers…
    futsu tower
    Engorge.

  4. Taro Says:

    tokyo-junkspace

  5. Shogannai Says:

    Tokyo Skytree falls short of visitor forecast
    The Japan Times | May 7, 2014
    Shutdowns due to poor weather were to blame for missing the targeted number of visitors to the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree in fiscal 2013, the operator’s officials saidmore…

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