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Japan’s tallest tower to be shaped like torch

21 January 2021 | By GCR Staff | 0 Comments

Plans have been unveiled for Japan’s tallest tower, the 390m Torch Tower in Tokyo.

Designed by Sou Fujimoto, Mitsubishi Estate Company and Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei, the 63-storey building will take the crown from the 300m-tall Abeno Harukas structure in Osaka.

According to Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei, the Torch Tower will have 544,000 sq m of floor area and contain offices, commercial facilities, hotels, and cultural and sports facilities.

Sou Fujimoto commented on Instagram that the building would not be a mere “object” but a “place for people”.

The tower is due to be completed in 2027.

Images courtesy of Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei