Shinjuku I-Land Tower

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Shinjuku I-Land Tower
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Shinjuku I-Land Tower
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Shinjuku I-Land Tower
Location within Special wards of Tokyo
General information
Architectural style Modernism
Location Shinjuku Skyscraper District
Address6-5-1 Nishi-Shinjuku
Town or cityTokyo
Coordinates 35°41′35″N139°41′35″E / 35.692971°N 139.693143°E / 35.692971; 139.693143
Construction started1990 (1990)
Completed1995 (1995)
Architectural620.08 feet (189.00 m)
Tip620.08 feet (189.00 m)
Roof620.08 feet (189.00 m)
Technical details
Floor count48 (44 above & 4 below ground)
Floor area2,326,727 square feet (216,160.0 m2)
Lifts/elevatorsMore 34
Design and construction
ArchitectNihon Sekkei
Architecture firmNihon Sekkei, Inc.
Main contractorMaeda Corporation
Other information

The Shinjuku I-Land Tower(新宿アイランドタワー) is an office skyscraper located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Construction of the 620.08 feet (189.00 m), 44-storey skyscraper construction began in 1990 and was finished in 1995.

Skyscraper tall building

A skyscraper is a continuously habitable high-rise building that has over 40 floors and is taller than approximately 150 m (492 ft). Historically, the term first referred to buildings with 10 to 20 floors in the 1880s. The definition shifted with advancing construction technology during the 20th century. Skyscrapers may host commercial offices or residential space, or both. For buildings above a height of 300 m (984 ft), the term supertall skyscrapers can be used, while skyscrapers reaching beyond 600 m (1,969 ft) are classified as megatall skyscrapers.

Shinjuku Special ward in Kantō, Japan

Shinjuku is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the northern half of the busiest railway station in the world and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration centre for the government of Tokyo. As of 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 337,556, and a population density of 18,517 people per km². The total area is 18.23 km². Since the end of the Second World War, Shinjuku has been a major secondary center of Tokyo (fukutoshin), rivaling to the original city center in Marunouchi and Ginza.

Tokyo Capital of Japan

Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.

In front of the tower, a red "LOVE" sculpture by Robert Indiana is installed.

<i>Love</i> (sculpture) A sculpture by Robert Indiana

Love is a pop art image by American artist Robert Indiana. It consists of the letters L and O over the letters V and E in bold Didone type; the O is slanted sideways so that its oblong negative space creates a line leading to the V. The original image, with green and blue spaces backing red lettering, served as a print image for a Museum of Modern Art Christmas card in 1965. In much this same form the design soon graced a popular US postage stamp.

Robert Indiana American artist

Robert Indiana was an American artist associated with the pop art movement. His "LOVE" print, first created for the Museum of Modern Art's Christmas card in 1965, was the basis for his 1970 Love sculpture and the widely distributed 1973 United States Postal Service "LOVE" stamp. He created works in media including paper and Cor-ten steel.

Coordinates: 35°41′36″N139°41′35.5″E / 35.69333°N 139.693194°E / 35.69333; 139.693194

Geographic coordinate system Coordinate system

A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.

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