Highway through a Building Story ★ ONLY in JAPAN

Osaka’s Gate Tower Building is an amazing sight to see because … well, how should I put this? A highway goes through the building. It literally does, and there is a story behind it. In this episode, John not only goes inside to see where the elevator takes him, he also drives through it — in a Lotus Seven. We’ll also go up the Umeda Sky Building and catch some fantastic angles of the city, skyline and Gate Tower Building. THE STORY: Here it is from the building owner. It’s basically a land rights dispute with a sort of happy ending. The property was owned by a business (coal and wood company) since the early Meiji era but when business declined, so did the buildings in the 1970s. The area was approved to be redeveloped in 1983 but the property holder refused to give up the land

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Truck bursts into fire after turning over in north China

A truck loaded with liquefied natural gas (LNG) burst into fire on an expressway in north China Monday. The truck turned over on one side in the Hebei Province section of the Beijing-Harbin Expressway. Two people on the truck suffered burn injury. They were rushed to hospital. Three vehicles near the truck were burnt, but those aboard ran away in time and were not injured. According to fire fighters, the leaked LNG may cause flowing fire, forcing that part of expressway to close temporarily.

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