Baku, August 24, AZERTAC
A Japanese real estate developer says it will build Japan's tallest skyscraper in central Tokyo, according to NHK World.
Mori Building executives say the 64-story main tower of the Toranomon-Azabudai redevelopment project in Minato Ward will be about 330 meters tall.
When it's completed in March 2023, it will top the current tallest building, the 300-meter Abeno Harukas in Osaka.
The executives say the tower will mainly be used for office space, but the top 11 floors will have residential units.
The project features three more buildings, one of which will be 270 meters high.
The buildings will accommodate a luxury hotel, an international school and a hospital providing services in multiple languages. The entire project will cost about 5.5 billion dollars.
Mori Building President and CEO Shingo Tsuji says that as other Asian cities rise, Tokyo's international competitiveness must be enhanced by attracting businesses and skilled workers from abroad.
Tsuji says he hopes the main tower will become a landmark in the Japanese capital.
Many new high-rises are being built in Tokyo as part of redevelopment projects. Just north of Tokyo Station, Mitsubishi Estate and other firms are constructing a 390-meter skyscraper that will be completed by fiscal 2027.