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Old 05-22-2012, 03:43 AM
 
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World's tallest tower, the Tokyo Skytree, opens - Yahoo! News

This is the world's tallest tower, and 2nd tallest structure after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:05 AM
 
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Nice..

Amazing a country like Japan full of natural instability can build structures like this..
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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I can not wait to see it when I head back in 2014. The long lines should be long gone by then as well!
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:24 AM
 
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I can not wait to see it when I head back in 2014. The long lines should be long gone by then as well!
That's one reason why I'm not in a hurry to go up it. I heard opening day wasn't that good, weather-wise. It was raining, unseasonably cold for late May, and the elevator service was temporarily suspended due to high winds. Still, it didn't stop the crowds. Then again, isn't it always cold, rainy, and windy in Japan? lol
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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isn't it always cold, rainy, and windy in Japan? lol
Not really, Tokyo's weather is more like Washington D.C. but with much better (less cold) winters.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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ohmygodlovetokyoskytree...
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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The trees of the future!

PS: Awesome
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:44 AM
 
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Not really, Tokyo's weather is more like Washington D.C. but with much better (less cold) winters.
I was just joking. I knew that from living there for 3 years. I heard many people comparing Tokyo's weather to Seattle because of long periods of rainfall. I think Tokyo's weather might be more like Atlanta's or something between DC and ATL. Tokyo's winters are very mild and rarely below freezing so it has palm trees, which DC or even Atlanta do not.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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I was just joking. I knew that from living there for 3 years. I heard many people comparing Tokyo's weather to Seattle because of long periods of rainfall. I think Tokyo's weather might be more like Atlanta's or something between DC and ATL. Tokyo's winters are very mild and rarely below freezing so it has palm trees, which DC or even Atlanta do not.
Tokyo and Atlanta's weather is surprisingly similar, much sunnier in Atlanta though.

It's amazing where you can find palm trees, here's some in Atlanta.

palms oleander bananas pictures by alexeichler - Photobucket
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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Tokyo and Atlanta's weather is surprisingly similar, much sunnier in Atlanta though.

It's amazing where you can find palm trees, here's some in Atlanta.

palms oleander bananas pictures by alexeichler - Photobucket
That's because Atlanta doesn't have the rainy season like Tokyo and much of Asia in the late spring/early summer.

I know Atlanta has planted palm trees, but they are not indigenous to that area. Even Chicago has planted palm trees, like along the lakefront, but I believe they cover them in the winter.
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