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Tokyo Metropolitian Government Building 1
東京都庁第一本庁舎

8-1, 2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo Japan

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1988
  Finished1991
Floor Count48
Basement Floors3
Floor Area195,764 m²
Building Uses
 - capitol building
 - government
 - observation
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - landing pad
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof797 ft
Observatories663 ftTokyo Metropolitan Government
Sea level-113 ftTokyo Metropolitan Government

Description
Built at the height of Japan's bubble economy. It was the tallest building in Japan when built. It was overtaken by the Yokohama Landmark Tower in 1993.

Tallest building in Tokyo from February 1991 to January 2007, surpassing the Sunshine 60 Building and itself being surpassed by the Mid-Town Tower.

Built at a cost of 156.9 billion yen.

Free observation decks are available to the public in both towers.

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Kenzo Tange Associates - Architect
  
  

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