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August 30, 2009

“Tokyo Sky Tree ” Narihirabashi/Oshiage area of Sumida Ward, Tokyo

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I have been sketching several times “Tokyo Sky Tree” , a tower under construction, since July 11th. This new tower will replace the role of old “Tokyo Tower” and become a new landmark of Tokyo. It is thrilling to observe the transformation of the site . When it is completed, the hight will be 610m and will become one of the world's tallest . Up to August 21st , the hight is 118m. So it is going to grow about 6 times much higher ! http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/

6 comments :

Nina Johansson said...

Really cool sketches, and a great idea to follow the development over time.

kumi matsukawa said...

Thank you Nina, I'll follow !

gabi campanario said...

this is a great series Kumi, i can't wait to see how you document the construction until it's finished. the owners of the tower should buy your work and do a book when it's finished!

matthew_c said...

Very cool, I love this. Looking forward to more!

Francisco said...

Love them all, specialy the first one! It's very warm and I like that lone lamp post just overlooking the rest of the sketch!

kumi matsukawa said...

Hi gabi, that's a very attractive idea!

Thank you matthew_c !

Very poetic, thanks Francisco!