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Sunshine 60
サンシャイン 60

1-1, 3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
Tokyo Japan

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1973
  Finished1978
Floor Count60
Basement Floors5
Floor Area241,546 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - museum
 - observation
 - restaurant
 - retail
 - theatre
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - international
Materials
 - steel
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof786 ftSunshine City
Skyscrapers.com lists 226 m internally, but all sources indicate the rooftop observatory is at 240 m, which is where this height comes from
Main roof742 ft

Description
Perhaps the only haunted skyscraper in the world, the Sunshine 60 building was built on the site of a former prison.

This prison had been the site of numerous executions, including those of seven top WWII war criminals, one of whom was Hideki Tojo, the prime minister of Japan during WWII.

Since its construction there have been reports of supernatural sightings in and around the building.

Tallest building in Tokyo and Japan from April 1978 to February 1991, beating out the Shinjuku Mitsui Building and eventually losing out to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.

The 1992 manga "X" by CLAMP had this building play a prominent role, housing both a secret basement lab and also being a "kekkai" or sort of protective charm. This manga was made into an animated film in 1996.

In real life this building is still much less mundane than its no-nonsense appearance would suggest. Part of a multibuilding complex that includes a shopping mall and hotel, this building has an observatory on the top floors, and also a planetarium and an aquarium on the 10th floor.

Architect: Mitsubishi Estate Company

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