Dentsu Building

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Dentsu Building
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General information
Type Office
Location Shiodome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates 35°39′52″N 139°45′45″E / 35.66437°N 139.76237°E / 35.66437; 139.76237Coordinates: 35°39′52″N 139°45′45″E / 35.66437°N 139.76237°E / 35.66437; 139.76237
Construction started 1999
Completed 2002
Owner Dentsu
Height
Antenna spire 213.34 metres (700 ft)
Roof 210.09 metres (689 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 53 (48 above ground, 5 underground)
Lifts/elevators 70
Design and construction
Architect Jean Nouvel
The Jerde Partnership
Obayashi Corporation
Main contractor Obayashi Corporation
Shimizu Corporation
Kajima Construction
Taisei Corporation
Takenaka Corporation

The Densu Building or Dentsu Headquarters Building (電通本社ビル Dentsū Honsha Biru?) is a high-rise building in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The building houses the corporate offices of Dentsu.

48 floors rise to 213.34 m (700 ft), it is the eleventh-tallest building in Tokyo and second-tallest in Shiodome.[citation needed] It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and completed in 2002. It was built over the site of Tokyo's first train station, and sits aside the Hamarikyu Gardens, formerly the site of a Shogun's vacation home. The Dentsu building is an example of contemporary architecture, featuring collectors on the roof to utilize rainwater for its plumbing system, as well as ceramic dots on the windows which, in concert with computerized window shades, control climate control expediture. The Dentsu building has 70 elevators, including a special elevator reserved only for VIPs and executive management.

With the exception of sludge, all waste materials produced in the construction of the Dentsu Building were recycled.

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