Notice concerning renovation works on the Tokyo Tower Special Observatory (height 250m) and Main Observatory (height 150m)

July 2017

Notice concerning renovation works on the Tokyo Tower Special Observatory (height 250m) and Main Observatory (height 150m)


 In order to provide still higher levels of service and convenience for Tokyo Tower's 60th anniversary in December 2018 and beyond, we are carrying out and planning renovation works on the Special Observatory (height 250m) and Main Observatory (height 150m).

 The Special Observatory, located at a height of 250m, is currently undergoing renovation works, and from September 4th 2017, we will begin work on the Main Observatory, located at a height of 150m.

 The current renovation works, in addition to remodeling hardware such as the elevator that connects the Main Observatory and Special Observatory, the elevator boarding area, and of course the interior decoration, will also involve a complete overhaul of the soft side of our operations, etc.. We look forward to unveiling a more attractive, more uplifting observatory to all of you.

 In addition, although we will continue operations throughout the renovation works on the Main Observatory, we will be conducting work on one of the four sides of the observatory at a time, so please be forewarned that depending on the period, it will not be possible to look out in a particular direction.
To begin with, from September 4th, we will erect a temporary enclosure around the North side of the Main Observatory (facing the Imperial Palace and Marunouchi).
Additionally, we regret to inform you that the Lookdown Window located on the North side of the observatory will also be unavailable for a time.
 After work on the North side is complete, we will conduct work on each of the remaining sides in order.

 We will inform you of the re-opening of the Special Observatory and the completion of work on the Main Observatory as soon as the relevant dates are confirmed.
If you have any other questions, please contact the Tokyo Tower Operations Division.

 We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers and request your understanding in this matter.

■ Project Name
  Tokyo Tower Special Observatory and Main Observatory Renovation

■ Work Schedule
  Special Observatory (250m): October 3rd 2016 ~ Ongoing
  Main Observatory (150m) September 4th 2017 ~

■ Operating Conditions
  The Special Observatory (250m) is closed while the work is carried out.
  The Main Observatory (150m) will operate as normal, but work will be conducted on one of the four sides of the observatory at a time, starting from the North side, so depending on the period of work, it will not be possible to look out in a particular direction.
  * The renovation period is expected to be approximately 5 months for each side of the observatory.

■ Tower Illumination
  Under normal operating conditions, the Tokyo Tower lights are turned off at midnight.   At present however, accompanying the renovation works detailed above, the lights are usually left on until sunrise.

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