Tuesday, June 6, 2017


NOT tired of looking at the steel tower

By Hendra Noor Saleh, executive summary by darmanjsah

This is the symbol of the resurrection of the land that collapsed after World War II ended. 333 m high tower was inspired anyone, how a nation that went through a phase in his life bitter to rise, strong and excel. That is why I have never tired of stopping in this tower. At least, five times I set foot in Tokyo Tower for a span of 15 years.

The tower officially named Denpato Nippon (Japan Radio Waves Tower) has entered the age of 53 in late 2011. During that time, the building has attracted 150 million visitors a variety of nations. Including me, of course. This number is not a joke, because it means that almost 70% of Indonesia's population, or 15 times the number of people in Jakarta.

Of course, the decoy was not much sense of the transmitter tv, radio and other communication devices. Here, there is room for visitor to main observation at an altitude of 120 m to 125 m. besides special observation at an altitude of 250 m. I love to be at that height. There's room through the glass to the bottom. Thus, people often ask him in the photo on this place. But the most spectacular is that we can enjoy the view of Tokyo city from almost all sides. Moreover viewer tool equipped facilities. One time I came when weather friends. As a result, I can enjoy the beauty of the mountain landscape of fuji, mount hakone, Mount Tsukuba, Kanagawa prefecture, Saitama to Chiba.

The idea of ​​the construction of the tower is actually triggered by the rapid growth of television industry after the war. In 1953, the government-owned broadcasting towers stood, called NHK. A month later, some television stations, such as Nippon TV (NTV) and TBS also build different towers. Seeing this trend, the government would imagine the city look bad with the presence of the towers.

So, why not put together right? As a result, Hisakichi Maeda, a newspaper publisher of the lucky Osaka assigned to head the project. Under the banner of cooporation Takenaka, Maeda managed to raise 2.8 billion yen capital. without bothering to, the Eiffel Tower in Paris to be a reference. If Eiffel high as 320 m, the Tokyo Tower exceeded about 13 m. Since the beginning of construction on June 29, 1957, declared the project completed 15 months later. Since December 23, 1958 is open to the public.

Maeda had ambitions to build a tower higher than the Empire State Building in the US. (381 m), the tallest building record time. But apparently it was not enough capital. Thus, only 333 m high tower. after all, the height was still listed as the highest steel tower over the world.

Shape of the tower was inspired by or referring to the Eiffel. The form created as closely as possible. The difference is calculated Eiffel weights 7,000 tons, while the Tokyo Tower is about half. Why be so? Apparently, due to the recent development is present. Maeda also have the opportunity to choose a high-tech steel that has a lighter weight but sturdy.

 He was a tall, make a tower located in Shiba Park area and has become a recognizable symbol of the city of Tokyo, even Japan. Because the rules of civil aviation, steel frame tower must be painted orange and white. For this purpose, spent 140 drums of paint or the equivalent of 28,000 liters.

Of course, the broadcast transmitter tower is not only interesting from the technology. The Government was aware, the tower has become a marker of the city. The government then put 176 lights to illuminate it with different spec. When night falls, enrich the beauty of the city glow. As a result, I was never bored.

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