Snow from world's tallest tower pierces Tokyo roof
AFPTOKYO--A chunk of frozen snow that fell off the world's tallest tower crashed through the roof of a Tokyo home, leaving a 30-centimeter (1-foot) hole, officials said Wednesday.
January 17, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
A spokeswoman for the 634-meter Tokyo Skytree, which opened last year, said the home was about 100 meters south of the tower.
It was unclear which part of the tower the chunk had fallen from before hitting the roof covering the home's verandah, she said.
“The snow was found splashed over the verandah, but no one was injured,” said Skytree spokeswoman Ayumi Kimura, adding the incident happened Tuesday.
The Tokyo Skytree deployed about 60 security guards on the ground near the steel tower to warn passersby about the possibility of falling ice.