Sumitomo announces new high-rises for Harumi

Sumitomo have announced the name of their high-rise condominium project in Harumi, Chuo-ku. ‘Deux Tours Canal & Spa’ will be two 51-storey residential towers with 1,450 apartments.

The 1 ~ 4-bedroom apartments will range in size from 44.67 to 123.77 sqm (480 ~ 1331 sqft). Sales are scheduled to begin at the end of November 2013. The buildings will be complete in September 2015, and ready to move-into by March 2016.

This is part of the Harumi 3 Chome West Redevelopment (map). The project also includes a hotel and office buildings. The Urban Renaissance Agency (UR) will also be developing a 49-storey residential tower with 736 government housing apartments.

Other new projects on this island include The Parkhouse Harumi Towers Krono and Tiaro Residences.

Harumi is a man-made island in Tokyo Bay. The first land reclamation was completed in 1931, when the island was 76 hectares. In WWII, the area was used as a base to store munitions. In 1955, it was opened as a port. Additional land reclamation was completed in 1966 and the current island is now 106 hectares.

Tokyo City once had plans to build a new Olympic Stadium for the 2016 Summer Olympics bid on vacant land at the the south-west end of Harumi Island. This land will now be used as the Athletes Village for the 2020 Olympics.

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