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The 333 metre high Tokyo Tower is a radio mast and observation tower built in 1958. Modelled on the Eiffel Tower in Paris it was constructed to allow Television broadcasts to be relayed throughout the Kanto region. Due to the rise in tall building surrounding the Tower, the digital TV signals for the region will be handled by the new Sky Tree tower when it opens in 2012. Tokyo people still hold the Tower in their hearts however and cherish it as a landmark. To date over 150 million people have visited the tower at the present around 3 million visit each year) and it is still a source of tourism income. How this will continue when the more modern and significantly higher Sky Tree is open for tourism is unclear.