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Fukuoka Tower

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Nikken Sekkei
 
location Fukuoka
function landmark, monument
contributed by Quentin_Seik

Fukuoka Tower has three observation decks: one at 116m, a café/lounge deck at 120m and the highest at 123 metres above the ground. Located at the center of this area and built in 1989 as a monument of the Asian Pacific Expo (Yokatopia), an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the enforcement of the Fukuoka City organization. It's the tallest seaside tower in Japan. The 234m high tower also has a triangular cross-section which is covered with 8000 half-mirrors. Because of this, it has been given the nickname 'Mirror Sail'. The underground weight of Fukuoka Tower is 25,000 tons; though its above ground weight is only 3,500 tons.

 

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Fukuoka Tower
Address
Sawara-ku Momochihama
Japan
http://www.fukuokatower.co.jp/english/
Project is public!
Opening hours April - September: 9.30 - 22.00 h. October - March: 9.30 - 21.00 h.
How to get there? Nishitetsu bus, approximately 45 minutes from Fukuoka airport, 30 minutes from Hakata station, 25 minutes from Tenjin and 10 minutes from Nishijin. Fukuoka Tower South entrance bus stop.
Completion 1989
Cost € 55200000,-
ArchitectNikken Sekkei
Client Fukuoka City
 
Project ID 8634
Latitude/Longitude 33°35'36N 130°21'05E
Contributed by Quentin_Seik
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