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Tower frame on what will be Japan’s tallest building has been completed in Tokyo

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Construction has been completed on the structure of Japan’s second tallest building, the 330m Toranomon-Azabudai Project A District tower, which will be second only to the Tokyo Tower.

The tower is part of the larger Toranomon-Azabudai District Category 1 Urban Redevelopment Project, which will include two other buildings, all designed by Pelli Clarke & Partners, that will host offices, residences, a hotel, an international school, retail shops, restaurants, and cultural facilities. Together they will form an 8.1-hectare “modern urban village” featuring no less than 2.4 hectares of greenery and a 6,000-square-meter central square. 

Tower frame on what will be Japan's tallest building has been completed in Tokyo

Image: Pelli Clarke & Partners

When complete, the tower is expected to be Japan’s tallest building, just shy of the nearby landmark Tokyo Tower. The entire redevelopment complex is set to be complete by 2023.

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