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Second building in Yokohama to be rebuilt due to faulty foundations

Second building in Yokohama to be rebuilt due to faulty foundations

On April 30, apartment owners in a 262-unit residential complex in Yokohama voted in favor of redeveloping the five buildings after it was discovered that the foundations were not sunk deep enough. Back in 2013, residents noticed that one of the buildings was starting to lean after handrails between two buildings were out of alignment….

Mitsubishi sells Yokohama Building for 76 billion Yen

Mitsubishi sells Yokohama Building for 76 billion Yen

On March 30, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced the sale of their Yokohama Building for 76.1 billion Yen (approx. 688 million USD) to HULIC and KRF. The sale included the 33-story office building and the 20,000 sqm block of land. The adjoining house exhibition showground on the north-west side of the office tower was included as part…

Modernist building in Yokohama to be demolished next month

Modernist building in Yokohama to be demolished next month

One of Yokohama’s early examples of modernist architecture will soon be demolished. The Prefectural Police Headquarters Onoecho Government Building was built in 1952. The 3-story concrete building with a curved exterior, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and no front entrance is considered one of the city’s modernist masterpieces.

Faulty apartment building in Yokohama to be demolished next year

Faulty apartment building in Yokohama to be demolished next year

Last month, two years after the building was found to be tilting, the owners association of a condominium complex in Yokohama voted in favour of redevelopment. In October 2015 it was announced that several of the foundation piles in one of the buildings were not sunk deep enough to reach bedrock and a 2 cm…

58-storey residential tower and hotel planned for downtown Yokohama

58-storey residential tower and hotel planned for downtown Yokohama

Mitsui Fudosan Residential, Marubeni and Mori Building have announced plans for a 58-storey hotel and condominium for downtown Yokohama. The 199.95m tall tower will contain approximately 1,200 apartments, with a hotel occupying several of the upper floors. Construction is scheduled to start in October 2016, with completion by January 2020. This will be the largest residential…

Yokohama school to demolish 87-year old building

Yokohama school to demolish 87-year old building

The Kanto Gakuin Junior High School has decided to tear down their 87-year old former main building due to age and deterioration. Built in 1929, the Norman-style building was designed by American architect J.H. Morgan (1868-1937). It was built from reinforced concrete and is 3 storeys with 1 basement. The interior has classrooms and a…

Yokohama Station to see tallest building in 2021

Yokohama Station to see tallest building in 2021

Plans are firming up for a 180 meter tall high-rise residential tower near Yokohama Station specifically targeting foreign residents. This would be the first project to make use of the national government’s special allowance for residential building volume ratios that are available in Strategic Special Zones. Draft plans have already received approval from the government…

Second building in Yokohama found to be tilting

Second building in Yokohama found to be tilting

On October 14, the Nikkei Shimbun reported that an 8-year old, 12-storey condominium in Yokohama’s Tsuzuki Ward was starting to lean due to insufficient foundations. The construction company, Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., saw share prices slide by 30% yesterday morning after the news was announced. The residential complex has four buildings and 700 apartments. In late…

Same-day sellout in 29-storey Yokohama tower

Same-day sellout in 29-storey Yokohama tower

Tokyu Land Corporation have seen strong demand for a 29-storey condominium tower currently under construction in Yokohama’s Minato Mirai waterfront area. Branz Tower Minato Mirai’s sales office received over 6,000 inquiries before sales started, and all 150 apartments offered for sale in the first round of sales last month received purchase applications on the first day….

Historic Yokohama building to be converted into shared office

Historic Yokohama building to be converted into shared office

The historic former Kanto Local Finance Bureau building in downtown Yokohama will re-open in 2016 as a restaurant and shared office space after undergoing restoration and renovations. The heritage listed property was built in 1928 and was originally the Yokohama ranch office of Nihon Menka – a raw cotton importer that is now Sojitz Corporation. It was…

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