By the middle of the 1950s, Japan has largely recovered from the effects of World War II. The horrific scale of the military defeat, the two nuclear bombings, the shame of the surrender, the bloodless economy and the huge loss of life - it was all over. The country, cast a heavy burden of prewar militarism and was optimistic about the future. The whole world already started to talk about the Japanese "economic miracle" and the symbol of the miracle, a symbol of a resurgent Japan, became the 333-meter Tokyo Tower. Its appearance is very similar with the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This image of the Japanese engineers has been chosen not by chance: the first large post-war Japanese building clearly showed the new guidelines revival to the world. At the same time, the Tokyo Tower is 13 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower. Upon completion in 1958 it became the highest tower in the world for a short period of time (in 1967 the Ostankino Tower in Moscow broke the record). Today, the Tokyo Tower is the world's tallest structure, made of iron. The cost of the building of the tower was of 2.8 billion yen. In 1950 - 1960-ies it was the tallest building in the Japanese capital, but today it is inferior in scale to the skyscrapers, which rose in different parts of Tokyo. Like its "elder sister" - the Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Tower functions as a radio and television broadcasting antenna. It establishes the signal transducers of nine television and five radio stations and, in addition, a variety of weather instruments. The Tokyo Tower weighs about 4,000 m. This is much less than the weight of the Eiffel Tower, which weighs 7,000 tons, an achievement - the result of advances of steel production and the construction of technologies. According to the aviation safety rules, the tower is painted white and orange and it took 28 000 liters of paint. At night, the tower lights 176 bright floodlights - orange and white in winter and in summer. The Tower is one of the most popular attractions in the Japanese capital, the real "calling card" of Tokyo. Visitors can take a lift to home (at 150 m) and special (250 m) viewing platforms and enjoy the magnificent views of the city. When there is good weather the horizon of the snow-covered cone of the famous Fuji Mountains can be seen here. The first tier of the tower is a huge aquarium, home to about 50 000 fish belonging to about 800 different species. This is one of the best aquariums in Japan. Above there are shopping arcades, restaurants, cafes to 1,000 seats. On the third floor there is a wax museum, and on the fourth there is an exhibition of holography. Just as the Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Tower has become a kind of cliche in the European and American cinema, the tower in Tokyo is the constant "hero" of Japanese animation. The Tokyo Tower is a member of the World Federation of Towers and a great tourist attraction.
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Since ancient times, this is an unspoken competition among architects to be the builder of the tallest building, of the longest bridge, of the most original house, of the most beautiful churches, etc.
Telling the truth, the architects began to receive recognition for their work only in recent times (since the era of modern times.
) Prior to that, until the time of the late Middle Ages, all the laurels battered rulers, barons, knights and other nobles, many of whom did not know what the project construction is.
There are several categories of buildings, which, thanks to their impressive size are among the most famous man-made objects.
These categories include the pyramids, bridges, towers and skyscrapers.
A tower is a high engineering construction.
The main differences from the other towers, tall buildings are the lack of braces (console design, fixed only at the bottom)and extremely low internal volume, and sometimes the entire volume of the tower is occupied by only one staircase.
As an engineering construction, the tower belongs to the antenna-mast structures.
The most commonly towers use antennas and feeder equipment for their location.
For example, mobile operators are placed on towers and relay panel antenna.
If the height of the antenna-mast structures (AMC), is more than 45 feet , it requires an electricity system.
This requirement REGA to ensure safety.
The creators of the Eiffel Tower gave the go-ahead starting the present stage of the competition for the title of " the biggest skyscraper or tower of the world.
" Built in 1889 it became the tallest (312m) building in the world.
Prior to its two thousand years the palm kept Pyramid of Giza (147m).
After the Eiffel Tower became the champions of the growth series: the Empire State Building (381m) in New York, Chicago Sears Tower (442m), Malaysia's Petronas Towers (452m), Taiwan's Taipei 101 (508m).
The latter was built in 2004 and held the title of the world's tallest skyscraper until 21 July 2007, when the line was broken by the cherished tower Burj Dubai in United Arab Emirates.
It rose to a height of 512 meters.
The construction of the tower is not yet complete, its completion is scheduled for late 2008.
According to the statements of architects, its height will reach a record high indeed - 808 meters.
The cost of the construction of the tower is estimated at one billion dollars and has lasted for almost four years.
The average rate of the construction of one floor lasted three days.
The tower and the adjacent buildings occupied a land of 200 hectares (it cost the owners of the building 20 billion dollars).
The tower will be equipped with 56 elevators (incidentally, the fastest in the world), boutiques, swimming pools, apartments class "luxury" hotels, and observation sites .
A distinctive feature is the construction of the international working teams: South Korean firm contractor, American architects, Indian builders.
Four thousand people had been involved in the construction.
The building of the tower was created in the shape of a trefoil - a symbol of life in the desert.
Its spire will be visible at a distance of sixty miles.
The Burj Dubai Tower will be the center of a large architectural complex.
Among the buildings of the huge complex (12ha), there will be an artificial lake, 30 thousand homes, a large park area, nine hotels.
Since ancient times, people seek height.
The evidence of this fact can be found everywhere - from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the modern skyscrapers.
The legend of the Tower of Babel explains this tendency as theomachism - people wanted to reach heaven and defeat the gods.
Then they did not succeed, God sent the exuberant wind, tossing the tower, and mixed in a sentence all human languages.
But people have stubbornly continued to build high-rise structures - whether we wanted to prove his power, or trying to get closer to God, or seeking other worlds .
But as a person - just a man, and him, as did the ancient Romans, to err, it sometimes happened that tall buildings do not want to look up and just started to lean down to its creators.
So, many towers fell .
The reasons for the fall of the towers is the most different, many of them are connected with the peculiarities of the soil or with errors in the design and construction.
But, of course, each tower has an explanation of this feature.
A good tower is usually not one but several legends associated with its slope.
And certainly the leaning tower is a local (and sometimes known in the whole world) landmark.
If the tower identified its status, it is immediately placed in local guidebooks, and even brings considerable income.
We will cover the most famous bowing towers, each remarkable in its own way.
The most famous of falling towers are one of the oldest.
The tower is a bell tower and is part of the architectural ensemble, which also includes the cathedral, baptistery and cemetery.
All this is built of white marble and it simply shines in sunny weather .