the Japanese Touch

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Tokyo Tower: Perhaps the most prominent example of modern “Japanese Touch”… that incredible instinct to improve on old concepts and go just one step too far…

E.g.: take the Eiffel Tower, a concept with a somewhat proven viability… add 13 meters and drop it in the middle of Tokyo, so far so good… Then paint it a pattern of red and white stripes… You got the Japanese Touch…

I mean, I can so totally picture the Japanese construction engineer uncovering, at the time, the plan for the new and improved Eiffel Tokyo Tower: “And now, you see, ladies and gentleman, we have increased its visibility by 3200%… by turning it into a giant lollipop!”

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