Shin-Marunouchi Building

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Shin Marunouchi Building
新丸の内ビルディング
Shin-Marunouchi-Building-01.jpg
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffices and restaurants
LocationChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates35°40′57″N 139°45′52″E / 35.68255°N 139.764373°E / 35.68255; 139.764373Coordinates: 35°40′57″N 139°45′52″E / 35.68255°N 139.764373°E / 35.68255; 139.764373
Completed2007
OpeningApril 2007
OwnerMitsubishi Estate
Height
Antenna spire197.6 m (648 ft)
Top floor38
Technical details
Floor count42 (38 above ground, 4 underground)
Floor area195,490 m2 (2,104,200 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectSir Michael Hopkins
Structural engineerMitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc.
Main contractorTakenaka Corporation

The Shin Marunouchi Building (新丸の内ビルディング, Shin Marunouchi Birudingu), or New Inner Circle Building, is one of the highest buildings in Chiyoda ward in Tokyo. The building was completed on April 19, 2007, and opened to the public on April 27, 2007. It is often called "Shin Maru Biru" for short.

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The previous eight story high Shin Marunouchi Building (新丸ノ内ビルヂング, Shin Marunouchi Birujingu) was built there in 1952. The construction work of the current building began on March 15, 2005, and the building was one of the commercial complex buildings in Marunouchi Manhattan Plan, a redevelopment project in the Marunouchi area, following to the Marunouchi OAZO and the Tokyo Building TOKIA. The building was designed by Hopkins Architects of London.

The building contains office floors, and 153 stores are housed in total.[1] The total construction cost was about 90 billion yen, and constructed by the Takenaka Corporation. The building was designed by British architect Sir Michael Hopkins, who won the Special Award of the Civic Trust Award for Sustainability in 2002.[2]

The basement floor connects to Tokyo Station, as well as other nearby buildings.

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