On March 13, Daibiru began construction of a new commercial building in Yaesu. This forms part of the real estate company’s Design100 Project Phase-II which is aimed at maintaining and strengthening the competitiveness of existing assets. In this case, the previous Yaesu Dai Building that stood on this site was demolished. It had been designed by famed architect Togo Murano and completed in 1967.

The new building will have 11 floors, 3 basements, and a total floor area of 22,700 sqm (244,000 sq.ft).  It is slightly smaller than the 26,000 sqm building it is replacing.

The first two floors will contain retail, with office on floors 3 to 11. The office floor plate is around 390 tsubo (1,288 sqm). The base-isolation quake-absorbing structure will minimize the risk of damage in an earthquake, reaching the highest grade of base-isolation earthquake standards issued by the Japan Structural Consultants Association. It is also expected to obtain a LEED Gold certification issued by the U.S. Green Building Council. 

Completion is expected in mid-2025.

Source: Daibiru Press Release, March 13, 2023.