Tokyo’s Towers of Wind(s)

Tokyo has two structures, apparently unrelated, with very similar names – the Tower of Wind and the Tower of Winds. The Tower of Wind (singular, known locally as Kaze no Tō) is a spectacular structure in Tokyo Harbour consisting of a dazzling white circular base topped with blue and white striped ‘sails’. Google reveals a rather surprising number of blogs and other sites convinced that such a structure could only be the secret lair of Godzilla or an international super-villain. The reality is rather more mundane – the Tower of Wind is a ventilation shaft outlet for the…

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