Special Exhibition "Making of Tokyo Sky Tree® -Welcome to a Construction Site in the sky-

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Special Exhibition "Making of Tokyo Sky Tree®" Exhibition Outline

Making of Tokyo Sky Tree
Making of Tokyo Sky Tree

This exhibition will introduce the cutting-edge science and technology which made the construction of the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower possible, as Tokyo Sky Tree will become a unique symbol. It is a Special Exhibition where visitors will think about the ideal future city while rediscovering Japan's unique philosophy and MONOZUKURI (Manufacturing) culture. Visitors will learn about the most advanced construction techniques through valuable reference materials such as drawings and actual equipments used at the construction site of the Tokyo Sky Tree.

The members that actually handled the construction and design of Tokyo Sky Tree are participating in the design of the exhibition site and the planning for this exhibition. In addition to references, images of the construction site, and reflecting the impressions of the people connected to the construction effort, a realistic construction site of the Tokyo Sky Tree is going to be recreated.

The exhibition will be composed of 5 zones based on high building construction technology. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the worksite with dynamic high vision images of the construction site of Tokyo Sky Tree and through the wrecking crane exhibit. Visitors can get on the actual tower crane and feel the real thrill of the construction site with 3D images. In addition to this, a 1/100 scale of the Sky Tree made of LEGO® Bricks produced by LEGO® production s.r.o. (Czech Republic) will be presented. As construction workers portrayed in Ukiyoe and old maps of the Edo Period are introduced, visitors can see the MONOZUKURI spirit of Japanese people carried on to the modern days. Also, Japan's unique process in solving various difficult problems which are peculiar to Japan, such as foundation considerations, earthquake resistance, complex regulations, etc., will be introduced through real designs, models and Computer Graphics (CG).

Let's feel the construction technology that Japan proudly presents to the world through the Tokyo Sky Tree.

details

Term
June 11 (Sat.) - October 2 (Sun.), 2011
Venue
1F Exhibition Space a, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Opening Hours
10:00 - 17:00 (Visitors admitted until 16:30)
* Due to the power situation and other conditions, Miraikan may modify its schedule and pening hours or close temporarily.
Closed
Every Tuesday (open on holidays and during summer holidays)
* However, open 7/26 - 8/31
Admission Fees
Adults: 1,300 yen, 18 years old and under: 500 yen
Groups (8 or more people): Adults: 1,040 yen, 18 years old and under: 400 yen
* Permanent Exhibition can be viewed.
* Free admission for those in possession of a Disability Book and one accompanying person
Organizer
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation/NHK Enterprises, Inc.
Co-host
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Special sponsor
Obayashi Corporation
Special sponsor/Event site designed by
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Sponsor
Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
Special support by
Tobu Railway Co., Ltd./Tobu Tower Sky Tree Co., Ltd.
In association with
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology/Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications/Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education/ Sumida City/Sumida City Board of Education/NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)/'VISIT SUMIDA' TOURISM OFFICE/The Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting/National Congress of Parents & Teachers Associations of Japan/Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association
Cooperation in planning
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture/Edo-Tokyo Museum
Supported by
NHK Promotions Inc./Lego Japan Co., Ltd.

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