One of the best known skyscrapers in Tokyo is the NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building, the building ranked 3rd place in the top of Tokyo’s tallest skyscrapers. But this building also holds a world record: with a height of 240 meters, the NTT DoCoMo skyscraper is the tallest clock tower in the world.
Interesting though, the record wasn’t established at the time of inauguration, because the 15 meters diameter clock was installed 2 years later, in June 2002, when the NTT DoCoMo company (which is the number 1 mobile phone operator in Japan) celebrated its 10th anniversary. Then, the skyscraper surpassed the Palace of Culture and Science from Warsaw, becoming the tallest clock tower in the world.
Here it is, photographed on a beautiful winter night from my favorite viewpoint, the Shinjuku Southern Terrace.
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: