The new headquarters of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper in Otemachi was officially opened on November 28. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a celebratory address to the 900 guests at the opening ceremony.
The 200m tall 33-storey building has replaced the former 10-storey head office. It is now the tallest building in the Otemachi area and is slightly higher than the 199.7m tall Otemachi Tower which was completed in August.
The building includes retail stores, a rooftop deck, library, gallery and two multi-purpose halls. The Yomiuri Shimbun will have their editing department on floors 9 to 11, with floors 12 to 33 dedicated to office space. Floors 19 to 24 will be available for lease. The newspaper will move from its temporary office in Higashi Ginza to Otemachi at the end of the year.
There are two 2000kW emergency power generators that can be used in the event of a disaster. There is also space to accommodate up to 1,060 evacuees.
Kenplatz, November 28, 2013.
The Yomiuri Shimbun, November 28, 2013.
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