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Luxury Apartments Planned At Torch Tower In Tokyo

Luxury Apartments Planned At Torch Tower In Tokyo

By Elevator World | January 14, 2022

High-quality luxury rental apartments are set for Torch Tower, a supertall building planned for Tokyo, Japan Property Central reports. The 390-m-tall skyscraper, on the north side of Tokyo Station, will offer approximately 50 residential units with monthly rent starting at about JPY1 million (US$8,650) and topping out around JPY5 million (US$43,200). The largest apartment will be in…

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Japan Takes Aim At Elevators’ Earthquake Lockups

Japan Takes Aim At Elevators’ Earthquake Lockups

By Elevator World | December 16, 2021

Officials in Japan say earthquake risks are trapping people in elevators, so efforts are being offered to help them when they find themselves in these situations, The Mainichi reports. The Japanese Elevator Association notes that as of March 2021, there were nearly 773,000 elevators operating in Japan, and that riders tend to be trapped during strong land…

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Yokohama Set for Office Tower, Museum Construction

Yokohama Set for Office Tower, Museum Construction

By Elevator World | September 2, 2021

A real estate developer and a video game company are collaborating to develop a high-rise office tower and a museum in Yokohama, Japan, Japan Property Central reports. Plans are to build a 28-story office tower with 110,000 m2 of space, along with a separate building housing a game art museum and retail space. Daiwa House Industry and an…

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Construction Begins on Tokyo Project

Construction Begins on Tokyo Project

By Elevator World | August 16, 2021

Construction on the Meiji Yasuda Seimei Shinjuku Building project in Tokyo began in early August, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The building, designed by Nikken Sekkei, will deliver about 100,000 m2 on a 6,295-m2 site. The building will have 23 floors at 129 meters and will house offices, retail, childcare facilities and parking.…

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Tokyo Officials Approve Twin-Tower Residential Project

Tokyo Officials Approve Twin-Tower Residential Project

By Elevator World | June 3, 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported May 31 that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has granted approval for construction of the Toyomi District Type 1 Urban Redevelopment Project, a development that will feature twin 53-story condominiums at a planned height of about 189 m and a total of 2077 units. Plans call for a store, a ward…

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Hotel/Condo Tower Planned in Osaka

Hotel/Condo Tower Planned in Osaka

By Elevator World | May 18, 2021

Tokyo Tatemono and Hotel Properties, Ltd. is developing a 195-m-tall, 49-story combined condominium and hotel highrise just south of the Osaka/Umeda Station district, Japan Property Central reported on April 12. Known as the One Dojima Project, this will be the first high-rise development in Japan to have both a Four Seasons Hotel and condominium in the same…

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Japanese City to Forbid Walking, Running on Escalators

Japanese City to Forbid Walking, Running on Escalators

By Elevator World | April 6, 2021

Lawmakers in Saitama, Japan, passed an ordinance on March 26 forbidding passengers from walking or running on escalators, mothership reports. Although likely to not carry any penalty if breached, the ordinance is set to become effective on October 1. Railway operators and others have pushed for passengers to stand on escalators and hold handrails for years, despite…

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