Tokyo Tower, A Lonely Giant


Tokyo Tower, an iconic building in Tokyo, is no longer the most grandeur, most modern, or even the tallest building in the city. However, it was once the epitome of modernism. The Tokyo skyline was not always dominated by skyscrapers and towers. In the 1960’s when the Tokyo Tower was built, it stood alone, like a lonely giant, in an otherwise nonexistent skyline. The tower illuminates a sense of alienation in the picture above, as it stands above all else, dwarfing the houses below. It stands out not only for its sheer size, but also because of the difference in style. While the houses below are traditional in style and made primarily of wood and tiles, the tower is made of metal and shines brilliantly at night, imbued by electricity.The Tokyo Tower was a giant leap for industrialization in Japan. Now, Tokyo is considered to be one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world.

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