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Monday, March 05, 2007

Tokyo Skyscrapers


Tokyo has more high rise buildings than any other city in the world. Tokyo's skyscrapers are built for both business and residential use, with apartment blocks over 40-50 storeys becoming the norm in Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and the Marunouchi district around Tokyo Station.

Tokyo skyscraper - Shinjuku Park Tower

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tocho) remains the tallest skyscraper to date at 243m. Other super high rise buildings include: the Sunshine 60 Tower in Ikebukuro at 240m, DoCoMo Yoyogi Building 240m, Roppongi Hills at 238m, the Tokyo Opera City Tower 234m, the Shinjuku Park Tower 233m, the Marunouchi Building at 179m and the Shin Marunouchi Building, both near Tokyo Station, at 198m .

Tokyo high rise - Tokyo Park Tower

The MidTown Tower in Akasaka will become the tallest skyscraper in Tokyo at 248m when it fully opens later this year.

Tokyo Tower remained the highest structure in the capital at 333m until the completion of Tokyo Sky Tree  in 2011 at a massive 634m.

Tokyo Skyscrapers - Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo, Japan.

See a slideshow of Shinjuku's skyscrapers

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