Google Earth Hacks | File Downloads | Categories | Most Popular | Newest | Top Rated | By State | By Country
Google Earth Hacks Login | Register    
Logging in will reduce the number of ads that you see    
(advanced search)

Subscribe in a reader Get updates by e-mail Follow GEH on Twitter Follow Mickey on Twitter

Dig Deeper

Yahoo Map of Fukuoka Tower, Japan

Info Map Comments (0) Related Files

Tallest Coastal Tower in Japan: together with Fukuoka Dome and Seahawk hotel it provides the city with a skyline.
8000 half mirrors wrapped around a 234 metre high structure. The observation deck is at 123 metres and there is a cafe/lounge just below it. It is claimed to be able to withstand a magnitude 7 earthquake (Japanese scale) and wind of up to 135 miles/hour. Built on reclaimed land, it weighs in at 3000 tons above ground and 25,000 tons below. It offers 360 degree views of the city and Hakata bay - the site of the famous "Kami-Kaze" ("wind of the gods") that saved Japan from the Mongol hordes. It is now a "symbol of the city" - we leave you to ponder exactly what a structure built entirely of mirrors says about Fukuoka's conception of its role in the world.


Google Earth Hacks is not affiliated with Google in any way

"Google" and "Google Earth" are trademarks of Google Inc.

Google Earth Hacks © 2005 - 2018 MickMel, Inc - Privacy Statement

GEH in the News - GEH en Espaᯬ - GEH auf Deutsch - GEH en Fran硩s