Olympic symbol huge monument completed Tokyo Arrive at Odaiba January 17 11:21
A huge monument of the Olympic symbol, consisting of five colored wheels, has been completed to raise momentum for the Tokyo Olympics, which has been about half a year before the opening, and arrived on the 17th at the sea in Odaiba, Tokyo. did.
The huge Olympic symbol monument, 33 meters wide and 15 meters long, was built over five months at a shipyard in Yokohama.
The monument on the barge departed near Yokohama Port shortly after 5:00 am on the 17th and arrived at the sea at Odaiba Kaihin Park in Minato-ku, Tokyo at around 8:30 am.
The monument will be installed on the barge until the end of the Olympics, and it is expected that divers will complete the work of connecting the barge to the concrete block on the seabed with wires by the end of the 17th.
When I looked at the monument from Odaiba, I could see the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower in the background, and the tourists who were visiting took photos of the monument that had just arrived on my smartphone.
A woman in her 20s, who came from Oita Prefecture for a trip, said, "I finally realized that the Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo. I'm looking forward to swimming."
"The Odaiba is the first monument to be set up, but we hope you will enhance the excitement by decorating the city with symbols and mascots from the spring for the tournament," said Kenichi Kimura Project Promotion Division, Tokyo Metropolitan Olympic and Paralympic Prep Bureau. I was talking.
The monuments will be lit up nightly from 24th this month, one week, six months before the opening of the Olympics.
President of the built shipyard "Adjust in millimeters"
The Olympic symbol monument was built at a shipyard in Yokohama for about five months starting last August.
The iron monument was first framed on the ground in three parts.
And an iron plate was attached around the frame.
In addition, they were combined on a barge using a crane, and a large scaffold was built around.
And it was painted, and LED lights were installed to light up at night.
The shipyard president said, "We had a hard time making a perfect circle by adjusting the millimeters so that it would not be distorted and distorted. Enjoying taking pictures as if you were holding a huge monument in your hand We can do it, and I'm happy if people around the world can make the Olympics exciting. "
Monuments To display in various places
In order to excite the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, monuments and mascots of the symbol of the Games will be displayed in various places in the future.
The Olympic symbol monument will be installed on the summit of Mt. Takao in Hachioji, Tokyo in the spring of Kotoshin.
It is about 3 meters wide and 1.8 meters high. It uses wood from the Tama area as its base, and you can see Mt. Fuji in the background.
From June onwards, monuments will be set up in the arrival lobby of international flights at Haneda and Narita airports, Yoyogi Park in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, and Inokashira Park in Musashino and Mitaka, Tokyo.
At the end of the Olympics, these monuments will switch to the symbol of the Paralympic Games.
At the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Ueno Park in Taito-ku, Tokyo, and Takanawa Gateway Station, a new station on the JR Yamanote Line, statues of the mascots "Miraitowa" and "Someiti" will be installed.
In the vicinity of the competition venue and at airports and stations where there are many users, efforts will be made to decorate with flags and banners with a unified design.