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Landmarks Promote Tokyo 2016 Bid

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Two Tokyo landmarks, the Tokyo Tower and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, have been lighting up Tokyo skies to promote its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

The Tokyo Tower is displaying “Tokyo” and “2016” in Olympic colours on each of its faces. Originally constructed in 1958 to transmit broadcast waves the 333-metre high tower stands in the heart of the city as the symbol of Tokyo. It’s the tallest man-made structure in Japan.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is now adorned in Olympic colours to “spur more momentum” for the bid, according to Tokyo 2016. The building is 243 metres tall and is where the Tokyo 2016 Olympic Games bid committee offices are located. Write or read comments about this article

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