Thursday, 18 December 2008

Tokyo Midtown - Roppongi Area

It was fine day at newly developed business complex in Roppongi area of Tokyo called TOKYO MIDTOWN (9 chome, Akasaka). This site is redevelopment of the old headquarter of Defense Agency and it was opened 30th of March 2007. There is another business complex called Roppongi Hills nearby which was opened in April 2003. The complex includes offices, residences, shopping mall (Galleria, etc.), museum (Suntry Museum), hotel (The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo), and open space.

As the result of international design competition for the redevelopment project, SOM (Skidmore,Owings & Merril LLP) was awarded. In fact SOM, Nikken Sekeki, Tadao ANDO, Kengo KUMA, Sakakura, EDAW, Inc. etc were participated in detail design and it was constructed by Takenaka and Taisei Construction Companies.

The main tower building is 54 stories with 248m, whici is 4th highest building in Japan.

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