Fukuoka Tower

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(fukuoka tawaa)

Fukuoka Tower is a 234-meter tall landmark tower located in Momochihama, Fukuoka, Japan. It is one of the top attractions in Fukuoka and is widely recognized for its stunning architecture and panoramic views of the city. The tower is also known for its role as a symbol of hope and recovery for the city after the devastation of the 1995 Kobe earthquake.

The construction of Fukuoka Tower began in 1989 and was completed in 1993. The tower was designed by Nikken Sekkei and built by Nishimatsu Construction Co., Ltd. It is made of steel and concrete and is painted in a deep shade of red, which gives it a distinctive appearance. The tower has three observation decks, each offering a unique view of the surrounding area.

Fukuoka Tower stands as a symbol of hope and recovery for the people of Fukuoka. In 1995, the city was devastated by the Kobe earthquake, which caused significant damage and loss of life. The tower was one of the few structures in the area to survive the earthquake, and it quickly became a beacon of hope for the city’s residents. The tower’s observation decks were opened to the public in 1997, and since then, it has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in Fukuoka.

The tower’s observation decks offer stunning views of the city, especially at night when the city is lit up. The first observation deck is located at a height of 116 meters, the second at a height of 120 meters, and the third at a height of 123 meters. The third observation deck is the highest and offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city.

Fukuoka Tower is not just a popular tourist attraction but also serves as a hub for communication and broadcasting. It houses various communication and broadcasting facilities, including FM Fukuoka and Fukuoka TV. It also serves as a base for disaster prevention and emergency response, and its facilities are designed to withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters.

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