“Even though I shouldn’t let it bother me, I will forever be pissed off about Tower of Terror changing to Guardians of the Galaxy. I feel like it’s just a cheap cash grab and the change doesn’t even make sense with the theme of the area, especially with how much of an eyesore the new look is. I heard they had to change it for copyright reasons, but they could have found a way to work around it if they really wanted to.”
Completed in 1958 to serve as a TV broadcasting tower for the Kanto region. (It has since expanded to include broadcasts digital television, radio and digital radio.)
Based off the Eiffel Tower and 13 meters taller (333 meters total). At the time of its construction, it was the tallest freestanding tower in the world.
A third of the steel used to build it was taken from damaged U.S. Korean War tanks.
It shows up a lot in Japanese genre fiction, not just kaiju movies, to the point that it has its own TV Tropes page.
The gifs here are from Mothra (1961), Giant Monster Gamera (1965), King Kong Escapes (1967), Gamera, Guardian of the Universe (1995), Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003), and Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo (2013). Tokyo Tower has also been destroyed in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), the Godzilla sequence in Always Sunset on Third Street 2 (2007), the first episode of Ultraman Ace (where it’s hilariously undersized), and likely many more occasions that I’m forgetting.
“The 19th-century industrialists who resisted the factories acts would recognise a kindred spirit in Boris Johnson, who has claimed “health and safety fears are making Britain a safe place for extremely stupid people”. The next TV interviewer to face the foreign secretary should ask him either to repeat those words or apologise for them. But the deadliest rationale came from David Cameron, who as PM wrote off the legal protections given to workers and consumers as “an albatross around the neck of British businesses”. I cannot remember a more brazen recent statement of profits before people.”