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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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Work Starts On Tokyo’s Nihonbashi River Tower

Work Starts On Tokyo’s Nihonbashi River Tower

By Elevator World | December 29, 2021

Construction recently began on a 52-story, mixed-use development rising alongside Nihonbashi River in Tokyo, Japan Property Central reports. The 284-m-tall tower will include 100 luxury residences above four floors, and a further line of 50 apartments will be included in a seven-story, low-rise building as part of the project. Nihonbashi 1 Chome Central District Redevelopment is one…

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Construction Launches On Tokyo Office Tower

Construction Launches On Tokyo Office Tower

By Elevator World | December 7, 2021

Construction work on a project that will include a 23-story, 120-m-tall (394-ft) office tower in Tokyo has begun, the Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat reported on December 2. Known as Shibuya Chome 17 District Urban Redevelopment in Shibuya City, Tokyo, the bottom four levels will contain retail, with the lowest level to be integrated with an…

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Mitsubishi Electric Launches Upgraded MRL Elevator

Mitsubishi Electric Launches Upgraded MRL Elevator

By Elevator World | October 27, 2021

Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Electric has launched the NEXIEZ-MRL Version 2 machine-room-less (MRL) elevator, which comes with a new door operating system and offers optional health, safety and convenience features, the company announced in October. Version 2, offering more-advanced specifications over the original NEXIEZ-MRL, will be promoted in the company’s overseas markets. It comes with a new door system…

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31-Story Residential Tower Proposed in Tokyo

31-Story Residential Tower Proposed in Tokyo

By Elevator World | August 20, 2021

A 31-story residential building, at a total planned height of 110 m, has been proposed in front of the JR Koiwa station in Tokyo, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The JR Koiwa Station North Exit District Type 1 Urban Redevelopment Project from Mitsui Fudosan Residential and Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate will create…

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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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More Details on Tokyo Redevelopment Project Released

More Details on Tokyo Redevelopment Project Released

By Elevator World | August 2, 2021

Additional details on Tokyo’s Uchisaiwaicho 1 Chome District Redevelopment project, which includes the Imperial Hotel, have been released, Japan Property Central reports. The project is spilt into three segments, the North block, Center block and South block, and 10 landowners and developers will be involved, including NTT Urban Development, Mitsui Fudosan, TEPCO Power Grid and the Imperial…

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Tokyo Launches Redevelopment Project Targeting Disaster Preparedness

Tokyo Launches Redevelopment Project Targeting Disaster Preparedness

By Elevator World | July 30, 2021

The Mitsui Fudosan Residential’s Nishi-Shinjuku 5-chome Central South District Type 1 Urban Redevelopment Project has been approved by the governor of Tokyo, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reports via Built. In 2014, 0.8 ha of the area, which contains densely populated wooden houses and narrow streets, was earmarked for intervention to improve urban disaster response and infrastructure…

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More Details On Tokyo Redevelopment Project Released

More Details On Tokyo Redevelopment Project Released

By Elevator World | July 28, 2021

Additional details on Tokyo’s Uchisaiwaicho 1 Chome District Redevelopment project, which includes the Imperial Hotel, have been released, Japan Property Central reports. The project is spilt into three segments, the North block, Center block and South block, and 10 landowners and developers will be involved, including NTT Urban Development, Mitsui Fudosan, TEPCO Power Grid and the Imperial…

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Tokyo’s World Trade Center Closes for Demolition

Tokyo’s World Trade Center Closes for Demolition

By Elevator World | July 26, 2021

The 51-year-old Tokyo World Trade Center Building, once Japan’s tallest building, has been shut down for planned demolition and construction of a new, taller building, Asahi Shimbun reported in June. Opened in 1970, the 152-m-tall tower has since been a landmark in Tokyo’s Hamamatsucho District. The building was the brainchild of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry,…

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