Tokyo Opera City Tower

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Tokyo Opera City Tower
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General information
StatusComplete
Location Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates 35°41′01″N139°41′12″E / 35.68356°N 139.68654°E / 35.68356; 139.68654 Coordinates: 35°41′01″N139°41′12″E / 35.68356°N 139.68654°E / 35.68356; 139.68654
Construction started1992
Completed1996
Height
Roof234 m (768 ft)

Tokyo Opera City Tower (東京オペラシティタワー, Tōkyō Opera Shiti Tawā) is a skyscraper located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Completed in 1996, it stands 234 metres (768 feet) high and has 54 floors. The tower is the third-tallest building in Shinjuku, Tokyo and seventh-tallest in Tokyo. The closest train station to Opera City is Hatsudai.

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The building houses concert halls, an art gallery, a media-art museum (NTT InterCommunication Center) and many restaurants and shops on its lower floors. The fifth through fifty-second floors are devoted to office space.

The building is adjacent to the New National Theater, which is located in Shibuya, Tokyo. The combined complex of the tower and the theatre is called the "Tokyo Opera City".

In film

The building is seen blown up by a UFO in the 1999 Kaiju film Godzilla 2000 .

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View of New National Theatre Tokyo and Tokyo Opera City Tower with Mount Fuji and sunset.

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