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Construction Starts on 180-Meter-Tall Office Tower in Tokyo

The office tower will have a total floor area of 180,000 square meters.
The office tower will have a total floor area of 180,000 square meters.
20 November 2020 | Tokyo, Japan

Construction has started on a 180-meter-tall office tower in Tokyo's Toranomon district. The Toranomon 2-Chome district Redevelopment project is located on the same block as the 90-meter tall Toranomon hospital and the recently-sold 170-meter JT Building

The site was originally home to the Toranomon Hospital before it relocated to a new building next-door in 2019.  

The 38-story office tower will have a total floor area of 180,000 square meters (approx. 1.94 million square feet). Completion is scheduled for late November 2023. This is a joint redevelopment project by Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate, Tokyo Gas Real Estate, Kyushu Railway Company and Taisei Corporation. 

Office floor plates will be approximately 3,500 square meters with ceiling heights of 2.9 meters. Only 16 of the 38 floor, with a floor area of 53,300 square meters will be supplies as rental office space. 

Over the past few years, the Toranomon district has been transforming into an international business hub. This year, the new Toranomon Hills Station on the Hibiya Line opened up, providing direct access to the nearby 256-meter tall Tornanomon Hills mixed-use building. In January, the 183-meter tall Toranomon Hills Business Tower was completed, with Facebook Japan leasing 7,920 square meters of office space. Mori Building is expecting to complete the 215-meter-tall 550-unit Toranomon Hills Residential Tower in January 2021. Mori is also in the process of building the 26-meter-tall Toranomon Hills Station Tower with completion expected in July 2023. Adjoining Toranomon Station is a planned project for a 180-meter-tall office tower to be developed by Nippon Tochi-Tatemono, Urban Renaissance Agency, and Sumitomo Realty & Development, with construction tenatively scheduled to start in 2022. 

For more on this story, go to Japan Property Central.