Lucent Tower, close to Nagoya Station, is a 40 floor, 180m-tall gracefully, curving tower, part of the fairly recent 21st century high-rise development of the Meieki (Nagoya Station) area.
Other high rise buildings in the area are Midland Square, central Japan's tallest building at 247m, Nagoya Station's Central Towers and the 170m-high Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers. A new skyscraper is being built on the site of the old Nagoya Central Post Office and JR highway bus station which will be completed by late 2014 or early 2015.
The basement floor and the first two above ground floors of Lucent Tower are a cafe and dining area presently occupied by two Italian restaurants, an oyster bar, a Korean restaurant, a Circle-K convenience store, an izakaya - Nagoya Shokudo - (with Guinness!) and a variety of other Japanese dining options.
Lucent Tower's 3rd floor has a number of clinics and health-related places with the rest of the building mostly office space, much of it occupied by IT companies.
The Lucent Tower's top floor is taken up by the One & Only bar with great night views of Nagoya including Nagoya Castle and the TV Tower in Sakae.
The Lucent Tower and its environs has a selection of modern, urban art on display.
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Guide to Nagoya