Because the site is bordered by the following:
the designers started with an equilateral triangular base. Vertical lines visually rise like a tripod on this base. The triangle form gradually becomes a circle at the top.
"The change from the triangle to the circle also entailed warp and camber which are traditional shapes in Japanese culture."—Nikken Sekkei Design Concept.
Structurally, the tower is built like a giant tree with deep roots into the ground. At the base, steel tubes (2.3 meters in diameter and 10 centimeters thick) form the base of the structure's trunk, a series of trusses and branch joints. The reinforced concrete center column is structurally separate from the surrounding steel framing, an earthquake-resistant design similar to multi-storied pagoda temples.
Why 634 Meters?
"The sound of the number 634 when read in old Japanese numbers is mu-sa-shi, which reminds Japanese people of Musashi Province of the past, that used to cover a large area, including Tokyo, Saitama and part of Kanagawa Prefecture."— Sky Tree Official Website
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federico (3961) 2012-11-24 8:19
hi junky, very good composition and perfect colours and lights
bennyfunky (795) 2012-11-24 11:18
Original view and framing for this shot.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-12-02 5:33
a nice shot thru a wonderful angle that gives the required immensity.
whereami (1477) 2012-12-12 5:26
I really like the framing you've used here. It adds a sense of drama - almost makes a statement about how imposing this building is.
I quite like the slightly muted colours and grainy effect in the sky.
I also like how the tower doesn't point directly into the corner. I think that having it slightly off-centre makes the image more powerful somehow.
Noel_Byrne (31666) 2012-12-15 9:13
A very original view and composition, which works really well for teh subject. The sky in the background is an awsome canvass too.
Thanks for the note, thats an excellent way to mark a passed time, and very innovative.
All the best
knips (172) 2012-12-15 16:22
excellent picture with great clarity plus composition of structure of the tower and the sky.
Thanks a lot for the interesting and detailed information.