Olympic rings faraway from Tokyo Bay for security inspections

A large floating monument of the 5 Olympic rings was briefly eliminated Thursday from its location in Tokyo Bay to endure security inspections and upkeep following the video games’ postponement as a result of novel coronavirus pandemic.

The monument, measuring 33 meters in width and 15 meters in peak and weighing about 69 tons, can be reinstalled in the identical location within the Daiba space within the capital’s Minato Ward after about 4 months of labor.

Shortly earlier than 10 a.m., a barge carrying the monument was towed to a manufacturing unit in Yokohama, close to Tokyo, the place it was made.

The monument had been within the space since January to have a good time the yr of Tokyo Olympics, which is now postponed to subsequent summer time

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