The center of Tokyo is an unparalleled mix of historic buildings, some of the tallest skyscrapers in the country, and curiosities like the Tokyo Tower, which although at first glance looks like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, is actually a historic communications tower .
From 2023 the famous Tokyo Tower will have new neighbors, a set of three buildings designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli firm built in the Toranomon-Azabudai district in the center of the megalopolis. The three buildings impress and stand out for how they complement each other, but their own designers recognize that one stands out above the rest.
One of these three buildings will become the new tallest skyscraper in all of Japan, reaching no less than 330 meters; That's 30 meters more than the Abeno Harukas building located in the city of Osaka, in the south of the country.
The tallest skyscraper in Japan
This is one of the most ambitious projects initiated in the capital of the country, and not only because of the height of the main building, but because of its location. The aim of its creators is that they are the first thing we see as soon as we leave the station when we visit downtown Tokyo.
Therefore, the architects claim to have focused on creating a "cozy, friendly and transparent" design, starting with the base, which seems to touch the floor "lightly". Despite their size, they do not want to be towers that overwhelm the visitor; The goal is to create a "balanced" urban landscape, they say.
Somewhat strange statements when you talk about the tallest building in an entire country, but they make sense when we see the rendered images of how it will look. In total, they will occupy 860,400 square meters of space, dedicated to offices, apartments, shops, a hotel, an art gallery, and even a school.
The largest building will be 64 floors, mostly dedicated to offices, and with stores on the lower floors. The 10 floors that crown the building will be for apartments with the best views of the city.
The second tallest building will be 58 floors, mainly residential and office. Finally, the 40-floor building will have a 120-room hotel in addition to apartments.
In addition to these buildings, the area will be revitalized with a gigantic pergola. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, it will be full of plants, and will become the great green area of the Minato neighborhood. Designers claim to have "focused on humans", integrating a surprising amount of green areas into space.