Wednesday, 21st November 2012
In General Japan News,
Cameras are installed on Tokyo's Skytree tower
Snow-monitoring equipment has been installed on the viewing deck of Tokyo Skytree in Sumida Ward, Tokyo.
Revealed to the press on Tuesday (November 20th), about 20 cameras were installed to keep an eye on snowfall and prevent snow-related accidents.
Approximately 60 security guards will be stationed around the region to warn local residents and pedestrians of any danger and if snow may affect them.
It is planned that the amount of cameras will be doubled to 45 on the 634 metre tower by year's end.
The Tokyo Skytree is primarily a digital terrestrial broadcasting tower and was built high enough to dominate the many 200 metre high buildings around the city that were blocking earlier digital signals.
It also used as a tourist destination with views over the capital from its multiple viewing decks, at 450 and 350 metres.
The newest role of the tower is one of disaster-prevention, which begins with the cameras, stated the firm.
Posted by Mark Smith
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