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Exploring Tokyo Tower: Japan’s Second Tallest Structure

Take a tour of Tokyo Tower, the second tallest structure in Japan. Built in 1958 at a cost of $8.4 million, the tower was originally constructed to support television broadcasting until the transition to digital broadcasting made it obsolete. Learn more about Tokyo Tower here!
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Have you ever seen Tokyo Tower? It’s quite an impressive structure. The structure is over 1,000 feet and is currently the second tallest structure in all of Japan.


Tokyo Tower tourist group in 1969

Source: Flickr user Christine

Tokyo Tower was built in 1958 at a total cost of $8.4 million. It was originally constructed to support television broadcasting, radio antennas were installed in 1961. Interestingly, the transition to digital broadcasting was problematic for the tower as it was not tall enough to support the delivery of signal. As a result, the Tokyo Skytree was built in 2012.


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