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7/18 Roppongi Hill

Roppongi Hills is one of Japan's largest integrated property developments, located in the Roppongi district of Minato.

Constructed by building tycoon Minoru Mori, the mega-complex incorporates office space, apartments, shops, restaurants, cafés, movie theatres, a museum, a hotel, a major TV studio, an outdoor amphitheater, and a few parks. The centerpiece is the 54-story Mori Tower. Mori's stated vision was to build an integrated development where high-rise inner-urban communities allow people to live, work, play, and shop in proximity to eliminate commuting time. He argued that this would increase leisure time, quality of life, and benefit Japan's national competitiveness. Seventeen years after the design's initial conception, the complex opened to the public on April 23, 2003.

Thank you Wikipedia!

You can find a lot of pictures of Mori Tower in TE, with the famous metal spider or without it. I've decided to upload a different and more personal picture. I like the Architecture Picture and I wanted to play with the geometric lines and curves taking my shot as an abstract picture: in other words a Mathematical Picture. Maybe you'll think the Mori Tower is too much "compressed" between the other two buildings but I didn't wanted to point it out.

I used the TRIPOD (3 sec) and I made lots of pictures from different angles, with the spider, without the spider, with people, without people...But I think this is the most personal shot.

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