Sumida Tower : New Tokyo Tower
Nippon Television City Corp. is preparing to make New Tokyo Tower higher in what is being viewed as a desperate bid to prevent TV broadcasters from switching to a much taller transmitting tower planned to be built in Sumida Ward.
The operator of the 333-meter landmark, which will be vying with a new 610-meter competitor dubbed “New Tokyo Tower,” has drafted a plan to extend its digital broadcasting antenna by 80 to 100 meters.
When the New Tokyo Tower opens in 2011, it will be the tallest structure in the world. Here’s a promotional video from its official website:
With its more advanced broadcasting equipment and far taller height, New Tokyo Tower will probably replace Tokyo Tower as Tokyo’s favored broadcasting antenna. It’s bad news for NTV, but the old tower will still probably be able to continue making a good amount of money as a tourist trap.
Courtesy- Japan Times