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We were in Tokyo today, for something totally unrelated to Sky Tree, but as we were in the area we decided to go and have a close up look of it and I decided to take a few pics.

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Snow glorious snow! I have snow time to waste I'm off to play in the snow!

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Was it fun?

Not felt the need to go myself.
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Dont know about fun, but it was good to see it close up both during day light and lit up at night.
We didn't go up the top though too long to wait.

Snow glorious snow! I have snow time to waste I'm off to play in the snow!

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Have to remember....Snowdude lives way out in the boonies. Parple lights n lectricity......somethin else ain't it Snowdude? :wave:
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One big problem I have with it is that it's not really a tree is it. Which makes it all jolly confusing.

And Blackpool Tower is more fun.
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View PostChriselle, on 27 October 2014 - 02:19 PM, said:

Have to remember....Snowdude lives way out in the boonies. Parple lights n lectricity......somethin else ain't it Snowdude? :wave:


Lol

We just went there because we were anyway in Tokyo and close by.
It actually looks better from a distance I reckon, too many pipes to be seen when close up but good to compare the close up and distance view I suppose though.
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A good friend of mine works there. Don't think she was working on the 25th though. She's one of the ladies who helps usher you into the lifts.

Personally I quite like the latticework, but overall I do feel the money could have been better spent elsewhere than on yet another mall area and bubble-era approved attraction. (cue Pies+Abenomics post)

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Never seen it up close, but it looks pretty impressive from a distance. Just towers a ridiculous amount over anything around it.

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There was also unexpected problems with falling ice in winter time, due to its height any water condensation freezes, large chunks of it was flying into the residences in the neighborhoods below
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Yes I heard that too.
When they built it no one thought about the fact that at over 600 metres high even when it is raining in Tokyo in winter it could be snowing at the top of that tower.
There were several complaints last year of falling ice hitting people or buildings down below.

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View PostPeetan, on 28 October 2014 - 09:00 PM, said:

A good friend of mine works there. Don't think she was working on the 25th though. She's one of the ladies who helps usher you into the lifts.

Personally I quite like the latticework, but overall I do feel the money could have been better spent elsewhere than on yet another mall area and bubble-era approved attraction. (cue Pies+Abenomics post)


wooh, still elevator girls around??? And I thought they had disapeared years ago :yummy: .
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View Postsnowdude, on 28 October 2014 - 10:19 PM, said:

When they built it no one thought about the fact that at over 600 metres high even when it is raining in Tokyo in winter it could be snowing at the top of that tower.
There were several complaints last year of falling ice hitting people or buildings down below.


I can understand if great big chunks of ice were falling down, but soft and fluffy snow!!

:grandpa:
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View PostPeetan, on 28 October 2014 - 09:00 PM, said:

Personally I quite like the latticework, but overall I do feel the money could have been better spent elsewhere than on yet another mall area and bubble-era approved attraction. (cue Pies+Abenomics post)


Did our great leader Shinzo approve the Tokyo Sky Tree? If so I can only jolly well think that it is a fabulous idea.

:thumbsup:

Even if it isn't really a tree.
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View Postpie-eater, on 29 October 2014 - 09:32 AM, said:

View Postsnowdude, on 28 October 2014 - 10:19 PM, said:

When they built it no one thought about the fact that at over 600 metres high even when it is raining in Tokyo in winter it could be snowing at the top of that tower.
There were several complaints last year of falling ice hitting people or buildings down below.


I can understand if great big chunks of ice were falling down, but soft and fluffy snow!!

:grandpa:


That is the problem though chunks of ice falling from the top down on to buildings and people below, which is why it has got several complaints
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I've kind of driven past on whatever part of the Tokyo expressway goes from Ginza toward MIsato. It gets you pretty close.

That visit was only one night, but we stayed in Yotsuya and the car navi took basically past Shinjuku station going in after dark early Sunday evening and then out round the Imperial Palace, past the new Kabukiza and down the main Ginza street going out the next day. It felt like I'd been on a tourist bus, instead of driving my own car.
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View Postpie-eater, on 29 October 2014 - 09:33 AM, said:

View PostPeetan, on 28 October 2014 - 09:00 PM, said:

Personally I quite like the latticework, but overall I do feel the money could have been better spent elsewhere than on yet another mall area and bubble-era approved attraction. (cue Pies+Abenomics post)


Did our great leader Shinzo approve the Tokyo Sky Tree? If so I can only jolly well think that it is a fabulous idea.

:thumbsup:

Even if it isn't really a tree.


Or made out of sky.







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