A 120-meter tall office tower is planned for a site just behind the Shibuya Hikarie building in central Tokyo.
The 30 billion Yen (approx. 278 million USD) project will see the construction of a 23-storey office building with a total floor area of 44,000 sqm (approx. 473,000 sq.ft). Construction is scheduled to start in late 2020 with completion by May 2024.
The building will be about 60 meters shorter than neighboring Shibuya Hikarie (180m tall). It will replace the Shionogi Shibuya Building – a 13-story building built in 1980, along with three other smaller buildings. This building was designed by Sakakura Associates architects and engineers. When new, it was considered a great example of energy and resource-saving design. The V-shaped building with windows focused towards the center courtyard was intended to reduce direct solar radiation.
Source: The Daily Engineering & Construction News, July 10, 2019.
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