World Trade Center (Tokyo)

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World Trade Center Building
世界貿易センタービル
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World Trade Center Building (Tokyo)
General information
Location 2-4-1 Hamamatsu-chō, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-6133, Japan [1]
Coordinates 35°39′23″N139°45′24″E / 35.656311°N 139.756705°E / 35.656311; 139.756705 Coordinates: 35°39′23″N139°45′24″E / 35.656311°N 139.756705°E / 35.656311; 139.756705
Construction started 1964 [2]
Completed 1970
Opening March 1970
Height
Roof 162.6 meters (533 ft)
Top floor 152 meters (499 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 40 above ground
3 below ground
Floor area 153,841 m2 (1,655,930 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Nikken Sekkei
Structural engineer Kiyoshi Mutō
Main contractor Kajima Construction

World Trade Center Building(世界貿易センタービル) is a 40-story commercial skyscraper located in Hamamatsuchō, Minato, Tokyo. Completed in 1970, the building is one of Japan's earliest skyscrapers. Upon its completion, the 163-meter-tall WTC Building took the title of Japan's tallest skyscraper from the Kasumigaseki Building; it retained this title until Keio Plaza Hotel's North Tower was completed one year later. [3]

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" can be used, while skyscrapers reaching beyond 600 m (1,969 ft) are classified as "megatall".

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The building is home to World Trade Center Tokyo, a member of the World Trade Centers Association. It is primarily used for office space, but it also includes retail stores and restaurants. The building's top floor is a visitor observatory. The building is connected to the Toei Subways's Daimon Station and Hamamatsuchō Station, which is serviced by two JR East lines and the Tokyo Monorail.

The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) was founded in 1968 following the establishment of the first World Trade Center in New Orleans and followed later in 1973 by the better known World Trade Center in New York City. WTCA is a not-for-profit, non-political association dedicated to the establishment and effective operation of World Trade Centers (WTCs) as instruments for international trade expansion. As of 2007, the WTCA has more than 287 licensed world trade affiliates in 88 countries, as well as more than 750,000 companies and individuals. The WTCA is an unofficial umbrella trade association that unites corporations and government agencies in international trade.

Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, also known as Toei (都営), is a bureau of Tokyo Metropolitan Government which operates public transport services in Tokyo. Among its services, Toei Subway is one of two rapid transit systems which make up the Tokyo subway system, the other being Tokyo Metro.

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Office tenants

The building serves as the headquarters of KYB Corporation, a global automotive company. [4]

Planned Demolition

In 2014, the World Trade Center Building was purchased by the Nippon Life Insurance Company, which plans to demolish the building to allow for construction of a new office building on the site. [5]

Around the World Trade Center in Tokyo World trade center tokyo.JPG
Around the World Trade Center in Tokyo

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References

  1. World Trade Centers Association Accessed February 26, 2018 (includes content added at an earlier date)
  2. World Trade Centers Association Accessed February 26, 2018
  3. "Tokyo World Trade Center Building". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  4. "Corporate Information." KYB Corporation. Retrieved on February 5, 2015.
  5. http://japanpropertycentral.com/2014/02/nippon-life-acquires-site-in-minato-ku-for-80-billion-yen/

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Records
Preceded by
Kasumigaseki Building
Tallest building in Japan
163 m (533 ft)
19701971
Succeeded by
Keio Plaza Hotel North Tower
Tallest building in Tokyo
163 m (533 ft)
19701971