When Japan changes from analog to terrestrial digital TV broadcasting from July 24, 2011, the Tokyo Sky Tree, now under construction in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward, will be the source of these transmissions for the Greater Kanto area. One big question that has remained unanswered up to now is what will become of the existing Tokyo Tower, currently performing these duties.

The 332.5 meter-high landmark, the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world, has stood in Tokyo’s Minato Ward since its completion in 1958, and receives just under 3 million visitors each year.

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