World Trade Center (Tokyo)

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World Trade Center Building
世界貿易センタービル
World-Trade-Center-Building-Tokyo-01.jpg
World Trade Center Building (Tokyo)
General information
Location2-4-1 Hamamatsu-chō, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-6133, Japan [1]
Coordinates35°39′23″N 139°45′24″E / 35.656311°N 139.756705°E / 35.656311; 139.756705Coordinates: 35°39′23″N 139°45′24″E / 35.656311°N 139.756705°E / 35.656311; 139.756705
Construction started1964 [2]
Completed1970
OpeningMarch 1970
Height
Roof162.6 meters (533 ft)
Top floor152 meters (499 ft)
Technical details
Floor count40 above ground
3 below ground
Floor area153,841 m2 (1,655,930 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectNikken Sekkei
Structural engineerKiyoshi Mutō
Main contractorKajima Construction

World Trade Center Building (世界貿易センタービル) is a 40-story commercial skyscraper located in Hamamatsuchō, Minato, Tokyo. Completed in 1970, the building is one of Japan's earliest skyscrapers. Upon its completion, the 163-meter-tall WTC Building took the title of Japan's tallest skyscraper from the Kasumigaseki Building; it retained this title until Keio Plaza Hotel's North Tower was completed one year later.[3]

The building is home to World Trade Center Tokyo, a member of the World Trade Centers Association. It is primarily used for office space, but it also includes retail stores and restaurants. The building's top floor is a visitor observatory. The building is connected to the Toei Subways's Daimon Station and Hamamatsuchō Station, which is serviced by two JR East lines and the Tokyo Monorail.

Office tenants[edit]

The building serves as the headquarters of KYB Corporation, a global automotive company.[4]

Planned Demolition[edit]

In 2014, the World Trade Center Building was purchased by the Nippon Life Insurance Company, which plans to demolish the building to allow for construction of a new office building on the site.[5]

Around the World Trade Center in Tokyo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Trade Centers Association Accessed February 26, 2018 (includes content added at an earlier date)
  2. ^ World Trade Centers Association Accessed February 26, 2018
  3. ^ "Tokyo World Trade Center Building". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  4. ^ "Corporate Information." KYB Corporation. Retrieved on February 5, 2015.
  5. ^ http://japanpropertycentral.com/2014/02/nippon-life-acquires-site-in-minato-ku-for-80-billion-yen/

External links[edit]

Media related to World Trade Center Building (Tokyo) at Wikimedia Commons

Records
Preceded by
Kasumigaseki Building
Tallest building in Japan
163 m (533 ft)
1970–1971
Succeeded by
Keio Plaza Hotel North Tower
Tallest building in Tokyo
163 m (533 ft)
1970–1971