Investigation of coating systems in Tokyo Tower

Satoru Ohsawa, Kenji Motohashi

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Investigating the degradation state of coating of Tokyo Tower has been conducted about ten times till today since the completion in 1958. After that, continuing partial investigation suitably, investigation mainly concerned with viewing from four years every six years is conducted, and the necessity of repair coating systems is judged. This paper reports the results of an investigation carried out for the purpose of assessment of the situation for coating systems of the incidental institution of a steel tower main coating systems (galvanized steel and steel).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)865-868
Number of pages4
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 1


  • Coating systems
  • Investigation
  • Steel construction
  • Tokyo Tower

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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