Tokyo unveils plans for 230-meter skyscraper with a 3,000 sq. meter observation deck where people can get a 360-degree view of Tokyo. New stunning 49-story tower will be constructed in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya district, next to the station. “From this observation deck, you can see the busiest crossing in the world. It will be the only such facility where you can feel the dynamism of Shibuya, and we hope that this will be a globally popular spot,” said Takuji Okugi, a section chief for the Shibuya redevelopment project at Tokyo, unveiling images of the facility overlooking the east side of the station.
In addition to a spectacular obervatory, the mixed-use building will house a combination of shops, offices, residential units and even dedicated cultural spaces. The building will also possess a state-of-the-art helipad.
Visitors will be able to see the capital’s other landmarks, including Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree, as well as Mount Fuji on a clear day. At 230 meters, it will rival the 238-meter Mori Tower at Roppongi Hills but remain in the shadow of Japan’s tallest commercial building, the 300-meter Abeno Harukas in Osaka.
The project has been jointly undertaken by Japan-based architectural firms, Kengo Kuma & Associates, Nikken and SANAA.