Dentsu Building

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Dentsu Building
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General information
Location Shiodome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates 35°39′52″N139°45′45″E / 35.66437°N 139.76237°E / 35.66437; 139.76237 Coordinates: 35°39′52″N139°45′45″E / 35.66437°N 139.76237°E / 35.66437; 139.76237
Construction started1999
Owner Dentsu
Antenna spire213.34 metres (700 ft)
Roof210.09 metres (689 ft)
Technical details
Floor count53 (48 above ground, 5 underground)
Design and construction
Architect Jean Nouvel
The Jerde Partnership
Obayashi Corporation
Main contractor Obayashi Corporation
Shimizu Corporation
Kajima Construction
Taisei Corporation
Takenaka Corporation

The Dentsu Building or Dentsu Headquarters Building(電通本社ビル,Dentsū Honsha Biru) is a high-rise building in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The building houses the corporate offices of Dentsu.


Shiodome (汐留) is an area in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, located adjacent to Shinbashi and Ginza, near Tokyo Bay and the Hamarikyu Gardens. Formerly a railway terminal, Shiodome has been transformed into one of Tokyo's most modern areas. It is a collection of 11 tiny town districts or cooperative zones, but generally there are three main areas:

Minato, Tokyo Special ward in Kantō, Japan

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48 floors rise to 213.34 m (700 ft), it is the twelfth-tallest building in Tokyo [1] and second-tallest in Shiodome, [2] next to Shiodome City Center. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and completed in 2002. [3] It was built over the site of Tokyo's first train station, and sits aside the Hamarikyu Gardens, formerly the site of a shōgun 's vacation home. The Dentsu building is an example of contemporary architecture, featuring collectors on the roof to utilize rainwater for its plumbing system, as well as ceramic dots on the windows which, in concert with computerized window shades, control climate control expenditure. The Dentsu building has 70 elevators, including a special elevator reserved only for VIPs and executive management.

Shiodome City Center skyscraper

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Jean Nouvel French architect (b.1945)

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With the exception of sludge, all waste materials produced in the construction of the Dentsu Building were recycled.

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