The Nittele Tower (日テレタワー, Nittere tawaa) is a structural expressionist office building located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It houses the headquarters of Nippon Television. The 32-storey building has a height of 192 metres. Construction was finished in 2003.

Shiodome NTV Tower
General information
Town or cityMinato, Tokyo
Construction startedJanuary 2000; 24 years ago (2000-01)
Construction stopped30 April 2004; 19 years ago (2004-04-30)
OpenedFebruary 29, 2004; 19 years ago (2004-02-29)
OwnerNippon Television
Height192 m (629.9 ft)
Design and construction
Architecture firmRichard Rogers Partnership, Mitsubishi Estate
Main contractorShimizu Corporation

As a part of the design and aesthetics of the exterior, the building has 2 large sculpture pieces attached one either side. Majority of people would assume it was decorative but in fact it was designed by Richard Rogers Partnership to assist the building from wind loads and during earthquakes.

“Nittele Tower has four different types of damping devices installed, 2 TMD’s for habitability under wind induced vibrations, 32 oil dampers for wind induced vibrations and weak/ medium class earthquakes, 64 unbonded bracing dampers and 312 link beam dampers for extremely strong earthquakes.”[1] (Advanced structural wind engineering, 2013, Springer, Tokyo ; Heidelberg.)

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  1. ^ Tamura, Y; Kareem, A, eds. (19 July 2013). Advanced structural wind engineering. Tokyo: springer. ISBN 9784431543374. Retrieved 10 March 2021.

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