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Lofty Network
Photograph by Michael Yamashita

Poised like a plump-bodied spider in a web of walkways, a 105-foot (32-meter) diameter titanium observation sphere distinguishes the glowing FCG Building near the Toyko waterfront. Constructed on landfill, the 25-story building houses a studio and offices for Fuji Television Network and Nippon Broadcasting System. Avant-garde architecture dots the bay, a legacy of the boom years before 1990 when a tenacious slump struck the Japanese economy.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 3
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 17-35mm zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 4 seconds @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Dusk
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment: Tripod

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