*Update: As of December, 2010, this building has been foreclosed on and is now up for public auction with a court evaluation price of 1,005,030,000 JPY (12 million USD).*

Located alongside Aoyama Dori Avenue, halfway between Omotesando and Shibuya Stations, this building has been ‘under construction’ for several years. Construction work stalled at least 2 years ago. Earlier last year there was a crane atop the building, but it has since been removed and there are no signs of life.

Completion was initially expected by March, 2008. The construction notice now says the completion date is undecided, although you can still see the old 2008 date underneath.

The proposed design


The developer is “Uptrend” and there is very little information about them online. Their homepage is no longer up, but a cache reveals the planned building design.

Planned Project Details:
– Address: 2-10-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
– Land Size: 354.66 sqm
– Building Size: 2943.79 sqm
– Construction: Steel frame, 12 stories + 1 basement
– Height: 59.93m (maximum)
– Start date: March, 2007
– Developer: Uptrend
– Design & Planning Company: I.M.A. Architects & Associates
– Construction Company?Tokyu Construction