Pair of Towers to Add to Lively Tokyo Scene

By Elevator World | September 1, 2020

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government approved a US$1.15-billion project that aims to bring a pair of 54-story residential towers to the Kachidoki and Toyomicho district on Tokyo Bay, Japan Property Central reported in July. Providing nearly 2,100 apartments, the towers promise to add to an already-lively high-rise residential scene with multiple towers offering more than 17,000…

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Towers planned throughout the region; VT industry framework tweaked in Singapore.

By Elevator World | May 1, 2020

Design Unveiled for Guangzhou Supertall Architecture firm Goettsch Partners has unveiled the design for a mixed-use project in Guangzhou, China, that will have a supertall tower as its centerpiece, ArchDaily reported in February. The 300,000-m2 development, to be known as Poly 335 Financial Center, will be set in the city’s Zengcheng district, placing it on…

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From Tokyo to Dubai

By M.J. Mohamed Iqbal | March 1, 2020

Toshiba executive visits with TELME representatives from throughout the Middle East during The Business Interaction Meet in Dubai. by M.J. Mohamed Iqbal, EW Correspondent Shinichiro Akiba, corporate senior vice president of Toshiba Corp., visited Toshiba Elevator Middle East (TELME) in Dubai as part of his business outreach program on December 16-17, 2019. The two-day program…

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Developments planned, rising across the city.

By Elevator World | February 1, 2020

Mixed-Use High Rise Opens in Shibuya Shibuya Scramble Square, a 230-m, 46-story tower in Tokyo’s Shibuya Station District Redevelopment, has officially opened, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reported in November 2019, citing Japan Property Central. The mixed-use tower will house 213 retailers within the first 14 floors and two basements. Levels…

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Records set to break as landmark hotel reopens to fanfare.

By Elevator World | November 1, 2019

Tallest Building in Japan Planned for Tokyo Mori Building Co. has unveiled plans for a redevelopment project in central Tokyo that includes what would become the tallest building in Japan, Kyodo News reports. The 330-m-tall skyscraper will include both office and residential space for the Azabudai-Toranomon district, and is set to be completed in March…

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280-m-Tall TST Hotel Tower in Taipei Inspired by Bamboo

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

Curved edges, an angled tip and a grooved green façade distinguish Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel’s (ACPV) design for the 280-m-tall Taipei Sky Tower (TST) planned by local developer Riant Capital Ltd. in the Xinyi shopping and financial district, dezeen reported. ACPV will also design interiors for Park Hyatt Taipei, one of two Hyatt hotels that…

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Continued development brings more space, installation difficulties.

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

Elevators among Logistical Challenges of Supertall Elevators to move people efficiently throughout Mitsubishi Estate’s planned 390-m-tall, 490,000-m2 office tower in central Tokyo is among logistical challenges engineers will face as the structure, part of a four-building complex, takes shape, Nikkei Asian Review reported. More elevators are needed for taller structures. Tokyo’s 180-m-tall, 160,000-m2 Marunouchi Building…

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