World Trade Center (Tokyo)

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World Trade Center Building
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General information
Location 2-4-1 Hamamatsuchō, Minato
Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates 35°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
Completed 1970
Opening March 1970
Roof 162.6 meters (533 ft)
Top floor 152 meters (499 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 40 above ground
3 below ground
Floor area 153,841 m2 (1,655,930 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Nikken Sekkei
Structural engineer Kiyoshi Mutō
Main contractor Kajima 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.[1]

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.[2]

Planned Demolition[edit]

In 2014, the World Trade Center Building was purchased by the Nippon Life Insurance Company, who plan to demolish the building to allow for construction of a new office building on the site.[3]

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External links[edit]

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