Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower

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Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower
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Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower in May 2018
Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffices, shops, residences
Location Roppongi, Japan
Coordinates 35°39′53″N139°44′16″E / 35.6646°N 139.737661°E / 35.6646; 139.737661 Coordinates: 35°39′53″N139°44′16″E / 35.6646°N 139.737661°E / 35.6646; 139.737661
Construction startedOctober 2013
CompletedSeptember 2016
OpeningOctober 2016
Height
Roof230.76 m (757.1 ft)
Top floor40
Technical details
Floor count45 (40 above ground, 5 underground)
Floor area201,820 m2 (2,172,400 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators34
Design and construction
Architect Nikken Sekkei
Developer Sumitomo Realty & Development
Main contractor Obayashi Corporation
Taisei Corporation
Indoor space access to office lobby Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower Void 2018.jpg
Indoor space access to office lobby
Courtyard Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower Courtyard 2018.jpg
Courtyard
Open space Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower Open space 2018.jpg
Open space

The Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower (住友不動産六本木グランドタワー) is a 231 m (roughly 758 ft) commercial skyscraper located in Roppongi, Minato ward, Tokyo. [1] [2]

Contents

The 40-story tower is a result of the Roppongi 3-chome East Side Project (六本木三丁目東地区プロジェクト, Roppongi san-chome higashi chiku purojekuto). Completed in September 2016, it is the largest commercial office building in by Sumitomo Realty & Development 's (住友不動産) property portfolio, a real estate developer that owns and manages over 200 office properties in central Tokyo. [3]

Construction

Located in the Roppongi district of Tokyo adjacent to the Izumi Garden Tower, also owned by Sumitomo Realty, on a site that used to house the former IBM Japan Head Office Building (87.4m, 1991) and the former Roppongi Prince Hotel, closed in 2006. [4]

The building was designed by Nikken Sekkei Ltd. and is being built by a joint venture between Obayashi Corporation and Taisei Corporation.

Facilities

Built on a sloping site with a car passenger entrance and main atrium on the 4th floor, the 1st floor of the main office tower will be directly connected to Roppongi-itchōme Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.

Office tenants

Floors 10 to 27 and 31 to 43 are designated as commercial office space. Publicly accessible retail and restaurants will occupy floors 2 and 3. The tower is the current headquarters of TV Tokyo and TX Network.

Residences

The main tower is joined by a 27-storey 109 meter residential building. [5]

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References

  1. Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower Outline, Sumitomo Realty & Development
  2. Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower, Emporis
  3. "Roppongi 3-chome East Side Project". Sumitomo Realty. Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. Ltd. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  4. Kuwako, Katsuyo. "Tokyo building boom causes debt fatigue as Sumitomo yields rise" (18 August 2015). Japan Times. Bloomberg. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  5. Roppongi 3-chome East District Redevelopment Archived 2016-03-22 at the Wayback Machine Tokyo Metropolitan Government (in Japanese)