Friday, July 10, 2009

Minato-ku Scale Model

Located in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, a 1:1000 scale model of Minato-ku in exquisite detail is on display.

The scale model was recently used to show potential sites for Tokyo's bid for the 2012 Olympics.
Each building was photographed by helicopter and by car with the composite image used for the model. The entire process took over 14 months.

The model covers the area from Yoyogi Park, Shibuya, Azabu, Roppongi, Shinagawa and the man-made islands of Tsukishima and Kachidoki.

We all enjoyed trying to find our offices and apartments.