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Old 25-04-2014, 06:00 PM   #588
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The Stranglers - Outside Tokyo...
Tokyo Tower (東京タワ is a communications and observation tower located in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan.. At 333 metres (1,093 ft), it is the 2nd-tallest structure in Japan.. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations..The 2-storey Main Observatory is located at 150 metres (490 ft), while the smaller Special Observatory reaches a height of 250 metres (820 ft)..The tower acts as a support structure for an antenna.. Originally intended for television broadcasting, radio antennas were installed in 1961, but the tower is now used to broadcast signals for Japanese media outlets such as NHK, TBS and Fuji TV.. The tower's height was eventually determined by the distance the TV stations needed to transmit throughout the Kantō region, a distance of about 150 kilometres (93 mi)..Every 5 years the tower is repainted in a process that takes about 12 months..As an alternative, a new 634-metre-tall (2,080 ft) tower called the Tokyo Skytree was opened in 2012..FootTown's 3rd and 4th floors house several tourist attractions..The figures on display range from pop culture icons such as The Beatles to religious figures such as Jesus Christ.. A hologram gallery named the Gallery DeLux, a lounge and a few specialty stores are also located on this floor..Tokyo Tower requires a total of 28,000 litres (7,400 US gal) of paint to completely paint the structure white and international orange, complying with air safety regulations.. The tower is specially lit for some annual events. Since 2000, the entire tower has been illuminated in a pink light on October 1 to highlight the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.. More recently, the observatory displayed both "TOKYO" and "2016" to stress Tokyo's 2016 Olympic bid..The Tokyo Tower has 2 mascots named Noppon. They are 2 brothers: Older Brother, who wears blue dungarees, and Younger Brother, who wears red dungarees. They were "born" on December 23, 1998 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Tokyo Tower..Just as the Eiffel Tower is often used in popular culture to immediately locate a scene in Paris, France, the Tokyo Tower is often used in the same way for Tokyo..The tower is also frequently used in the Japanese kaiju genre..of the climactic battles between Godzilla, Mothra and King Kong wherein it is frequently destroyed and rebuilt... know the presidents' chief scientific advisor, we were at MIT together. And, in a situation like this, you-you really don't wanna take the advice from a man who got a C minus in astrophysics..and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts..Components. American components, Russian Components, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!..

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