Many people also know that Tokyo Tower is in there. But many people don't know that a tower was in there at Taisyo era(1912-1926).
This tower's name is "Ryounkaku(凌雲閣 mean: A tower taller than the clouds)". Many people said it "Asakusa jyuuni-kai(浅草十二階 mean: The twelve-story tower in Asakusa.)".
It was designed by William Kinninmond Burton from Edinburgh Scotland. He demurred at install a elevator in Ryounkaku because this tower was too weak to be install a elevator. But Japanese owner was install it.
In 11:58:44(JST), September 1, 1923, Big earthquake hit Tokyo Japan. The Great Kanto earthquake(関東大震災 Kanto Daishinsai) was happen. Ryounkaku was broke look like tower of babel by this earthquake. If didn't install a elevator, maybe it wasn't broken.