Lighter Than the Eiffel Tower

The Tokyo Tower is the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world at 332.6 meters, 13 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower of which the design was based on. It also used advances in steel manufacturing and construction technology to weigh in at 4,000 tons, 3,300 tons less than the Eiffel. One-Third of the metal was scrap metal recycled from 90 US tanks damaged in the Korean War.

Tokyo Tower 3


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