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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Umeda Sky Building


Umeda Sky Building is a very recognizable landmark in the Umeda district of Osaka. Consisting of two 40 storey towers connected at the very top, Umeda Sky Building was designed by Hiroshi Hara and completed in 1993.

Umeda Sky Building Osaka

Hiroshi Hara's other famous designs include Kyoto Station, which in some ways resembles the Umeda Sky Building and Sapporo Dome in Hokkaido.

Umeda Sky Building includes office and event space and also is home to the Consulate-General of Germany and the Westin Hotel.

The square at the foot of the two towers also plays host to a number of annual events including the Osaka Beer Festival.

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