There are signs of life on the site of a now-demolished scandal-ridden building in Roppongi.
A new construction notice went up in January outlining plans for a 146-meter tall, 22-story office tower with a total floor area of 32,500 sqm. Construction is scheduled to start in May 2021 with completion by September 2024.
The 4,200 sqm site sits in a prominent position directly between Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, with Roppongi Avenue street frontage.
In the 1970s it was home to a powerful criminal organization’s headquarters, housing both their offices as well as apartments, a boxing gym, beauty salons, bars and a famous nightclub that attracted the who’s who of the time. Over the years, the ownership of the land and building became messy and complicated. After the building was demolished, the land was sold to a developer in 2011.
In early 2013, the developer announced plans for a 115-meter tall, 34-story apartment building with completion scheduled for 2015. Those plans were shelved with the site sitting idle as a car park for for the next eight years.
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