Tokyo Tower replica in pure gold by Ginza Tanaka

Andrea Divirgilio / January 2, 2009

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There is hardly a person ignorant about Japan’s highest skyscraper, Tokyo Tower. Named the 20th tallest tower in the world, the Tokyo Tower is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In commemoration of its golden anniversary, jeweler Ginza Tanaka is selling a 66 cm 24-carat gold replica of the heritage building. The jeweler wants you to loosen the strings of your purse, as the 5-kilogram weighing pure-gold structure asks for 50 million yen (approx. $510,000) to own one. Like the original structure, the solid gold model has a four-story building called “Foot Town” located in the base of the tower. The whole structure is handmade by skilled craftsmen to make it a detailed and perfect matching framework of the complex. However, there is no information about how many replicas of the monumental architecture have been made, but one thing is for sure, that it is an encouraging move in a time when the country is facing a high recessionary blow.

Via: Inventorspot

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