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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]

World Trade Center Building
世界貿易センタービル
World-Trade-Center-Building-Tokyo-01.jpg
World Trade Center Building (Tokyo)
General information
Location2-4-1 Hamamatsu-chō, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-6133, Japan [1]
Coordinates35°39′23″N 139°45′24″E / 35.656311°N 139.756705°E / 35.656311; 139.756705Coordinates: 35°39′23″N 139°45′24″E / 35.656311°N 139.756705°E / 35.656311; 139.756705
Construction started1964 [2]
Completed1970
OpeningMarch 1970
Height
Roof162.6 meters (533 ft)
Top floor152 meters (499 ft)
Technical details
Floor count40 above ground
3 below ground
Floor area153,841 m2 (1,655,930 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectNikken Sekkei
Structural engineerKiyoshi Mutō
Main contractorKajima Construction

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.

Office tenantsEdit

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

Planned DemolitionEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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/

External linksEdit

  Media related to World Trade Center Building (Tokyo) at Wikimedia Commons

Records
Preceded by
Kasumigaseki Building
Tallest building in Japan
163 m (533 ft)
1970–1971
Succeeded by
Keio Plaza Hotel North Tower
Tallest building in Tokyo
163 m (533 ft)
1970–1971