Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The New Fukuoka Tower

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The New Fukuoka Tower stands next to the beach in the Momochi District of Fukuoka City.

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At 234 meters in height it is the tallest seaside tower in Japan, though the observation deck is only at 123 meters.

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It has an unusual triangular cross-section and was built in 1989 by Nikken Sekkei.

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Open from 9:30 am to 8 pm entrance is 800yen and the elevator whisks you to the observation deck in 70 seconds.

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It is particularly popular in the evenings for the expansive views over Fukuoka and the surrounding area.

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