Toranomon Hills

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Toranomon Hills
虎ノ門ヒルズ
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Toranomon Hills
Toranomon Hills is located in Special wards of Tokyo
Toranomon Hills
Location within Special wards of Tokyo
General information
Status Complete
Location Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates 35°40′1″N 139°44′58″E / 35.66694°N 139.74944°E / 35.66694; 139.74944Coordinates: 35°40′1″N 139°44′58″E / 35.66694°N 139.74944°E / 35.66694; 139.74944
Construction started April 2011[1]
Completed 2014[1]
Opening June 11, 2014
Height
Architectural 255.5 m (838 ft)[2]
Tip 258 m (846 ft)[2]
Top floor 247 m (810 ft)[2]
Technical details
Structural system Steel framed structure
Floor count 52, plus 5 basement levels[3]
Floor area 244,360 m2 (2,630,300 sq ft)[1]
Design and construction
Architect Nihon Sekkei[3]
Developer Mori Building
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
(joint development)[4]
Main contractor Obayashi Corporation[3]
Other information
Parking 544 car spaces
References
[2]

Toranomon Hills (虎ノ門ヒルズ, Toranomon Hiruzu, Tiger Gate Hills) is a skyscraper complex project built by Mori Building in the Toranomon district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Designed by Nihon Sekkei, it is built around the new Loop Road No. 2, a surface artery that will connect the Shinbashi and Toranomon districts.[5]

It is the tallest building in Tokyo with an architectural height of 255.5 m (838 ft),[2] surpassing Midtown Tower which has 248 m.

The complex has a logo made of four black vertical bars forming a letter "M" (and also resembling the "門" kanji of the Toranomon name). It also has a mascot called Toranomon (トラのもん) which is developed by Fujiko Pro, the company who owned the rights of the Japanese manga character Doraemon.

History[edit]

Under construction in May 2013

There have been plans since 1946 to build a new arterial road between Toranomon and Shimbashi as part of a loop road around central Tokyo. The Toranomon segment was popularly referred to as the "MacArthur Road" after General Douglas MacArthur, who led the Allied liberation of Japan following World War II, making reference to the proximity of the United States Embassy compound in nearby Akasaka. The plan remained unrealized for decades due to the government's inability to expropriate the necessary prime real estate in central Tokyo, but a solution was finalized around 1989 which involved building a new skyscraper above the road and offering to relocate displaced residents into the skyscraper.[6]

The project's provisional name was Loop Line No. 2 Shimbashi/Toranomon Redevelopment Project Building III (環状二号線新橋・虎ノ門地区第2種市街地再開発事業Ⅲ街区).[1][7] Mori Building formally announced the Toranomon Hills name on March 1, 2013.[7]

Toranomon Hills opened on June 11, 2014.

Floors[edit]

The main tower is called Mori Tower, a name found in other complexes built by Mori Building.

Model office floor

The floors of the building are used as follows:[7]

  • 47F - 52F: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills hotel (a boutique lifestyle hotel in the Hyatt chain) with 164 guest rooms and a 37th floor spa facility[8]
  • 37F - 46F: Private residences (172 units)
  • 6F - 35F: Offices
  • 4F - 5F: Conference space
  • 1F - 4F: Retail tenants
  • B3F - B1F: Parking for 544 cars


Tenants[edit]

Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest retirement fund, has its headquarters on the 7th floor of the Mori Tower.[9] The Japan headquarters of Novartis and State Street Corporation are also located in the Mori Tower.[10][11] The law firm of K&L Gates has its Tokyo office on the 28th floor.[12] ArcelorMittal's Tokyo office is located on the 6th floor.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Loop Line #2 Shimbashi/Toranomon Redevelopment Project Building III". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Toranomon Hills". CTBUH Skyscraper Database.  Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b c "虎ノ門ヒルズ". Mori Building. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mori Targets Global Tenants for Tokyo's Toranomon Hills Tower". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Toranomon Hills". Mori Building. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "マッカーサーの記憶 虎ノ門" [Memory of McArthur – Toranomon] (in Japanese). Tokyo Shimbun. 7 July 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-03-11. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "「環状二号線III街区プロジェクト」、名称を「虎ノ門ヒルズ」に決定 2014年開業に向けて本日上棟、国際新都心形成を強力に推進" [Loop Road No. 2 District III Project Named "Toranomon Hills", Topping Out Today Toward Opening in 2014, Strong Step Toward International Urban Subcenter] (in Japanese). Mori Building. Archived from the original on 2013-08-04. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills". Hyatt. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "About GPIF". Government Pension Investment Fund. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Headquarters". Novartis Pharma K.K. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  11. ^ State Street Trust and Banking Co., Ltd and State Street Bank and Trust Company, Tokyo Branch. "Contact information". State Street. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Tokyo". K&L Gates. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Asia". ArcelorMittal. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 

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Records
Preceded by
Midtown Tower
Tallest building in Tokyo
255.5 m (838 ft)
2014–
Succeeded by
Current