Friday, September 5, 2008
These days I am just in awe about the phenomenal world we live in! Everyday I discover new things on the web that I want to share with you.
Tokyo's ocean monolith
This rather interesting structure in the ocean, just to the southeast of Tokyo's Haneda airport, is referred to as 'the tower of wind'. It's not a alien artifact or a secret weapon...its a ventialtion shaft for the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line bridge-tunnel.
The Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line bridge-tunnel or Tokyo Wan Aqua-line, connects the airport and the Kanagawa prefecture with the Chiba prefecture, thereby cutting out central Tokyo’s clogged arteries. With an overall length of 14 km, it includes a 4.4 km bridge and 9.6 km tunnel underneath the bay - which is the world's longest underwater tunnel for cars.
The entire structure took 30 years to complete and was opened to public in 1997.
See TOKYO’S TOWER OF WIND.