Chunk of Snow from Sky Tree Tower Falls Through Roof of Home

A chunk of frozen snow fell from Tokyo Skytree and crashed through the roof of a Tokyo home, leaving a 30-cm hole, officials reported.

A spokeswoman for the 634-meter Skytree, which opened last year, said Wednesday that the residence is located about 100 meters south of the world’s tallest tower. It was unclear which part of the tower the chunk had fallen from Tuesday before hitting the roof covering the home’s veranda. “The snow was found splashed over the veranda, but no one was injured,” said spokeswoman Ayumi Kimura.

Tokyo Skytree deployed about 60 security guards on the ground near the steel structure to warn passers-by of the possibility of falling ice. There were four similar incidents last year, when snow fell off the tower and left holes in the roofs of nearby houses or commercial buildings.

The capital was hammered by an unusually large snowstorm earlier this week, killing at least two people and injuring some 1,600 others, mainly from car accidents and icy sidewalks.

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Locals worried by ice and snow falling from Tokyo Sky Tree Tower

The builders of Tokyo Sky Tree have announced some of the technologies that have been installed to deal with the winter weather, after it was confirmed that chunks of snow and ice had fallen from the upper portion of the structure to the street below between January and March this year.

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