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Old June 9th, 2005, 11:14 PM   #21
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"finally something in Tokyo" ? are you serious ?
I meant in this section of the forum.
I know there are tons of projects going on.

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Old June 9th, 2005, 11:51 PM   #22
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This is slightly off topic, and forgive me for my ignorance, but why does Tokyo, one of (if not the) greatest cities on Earth not have a few supertall buildings planned or in construction?

I know that they have proposed the 610m Sumida Tower TV broadcast tower, but it seems just now the tallest habitable building planned is the Nishi-Shinjuku 3-Chome Redevelopment Office Tower, at a reasonable 338m. But its only proposed. The tallest right now is a measly 242m. Strange, no?

I would have thought a mega city like tokyo would have at least one or 2 buildings over 400m in the pipeline.


Could anyone enlighten me here?
the only thing i can think of is that it's in one of the most active earthquake zones in the world, so maybe tall buildings aren't that safe, i know that's why san francisco doesn't have any really tall buildings
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Old June 10th, 2005, 12:45 AM   #23
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^Taipei 101 is in an area as seismically active if not more active than Tokyo. I really think its the government that doesn't want them. As I recall, the city government limited really tall buildings to just Shinjuku in central Tokyo. More recently they allowed them in the Mori Hills area.

SF doesn't have any supertalls because a bunch of @$$holes don't want them and the wrote the law so it's impossible to build them. That's where the Tansamerica Pyramid got its characteristic shape from, the pyramid shape exploited a loophole in SF zoning laws.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 12:47 AM   #24
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This is slightly off topic, and forgive me for my ignorance, but why does Tokyo, one of (if not the) greatest cities on Earth not have a few supertall buildings planned or in construction?

I know that they have proposed the 610m Sumida Tower TV broadcast tower, but it seems just now the tallest habitable building planned is the Nishi-Shinjuku 3-Chome Redevelopment Office Tower, at a reasonable 338m. But its only proposed. The tallest right now is a measly 242m. Strange, no?

I would have thought a mega city like tokyo would have at least one or 2 buildings over 400m in the pipeline.


Could anyone enlighten me here?
Its 338m tall building may give up because the residents around it are opposing to its construction for the environmental issue. The heart of Tokyo, Chiyoda, Chuo and Minato Ward have the building height restriction because those are not far from Haneda airport.
The current construction technology has no problem for any earthquake, it was showed by Taiwan's building.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 06:17 PM   #25
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I wish all construction cranes would look like these ones!
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Old June 10th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #26
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Old June 10th, 2005, 06:53 PM   #27
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Tokyo is still in the booming era..
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Old June 10th, 2005, 07:52 PM   #28
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Does "full summary" stand for detailed descriptions and pictures for every and each of those 90+ towers?
Yes
So you should start now, it`s a lot of work

BTW: You live in Tokyo and i live near Frankfurt. I am such a big skyscraper fan that i even travel to Frankfurt for 3 skyscrapers under 100m but you are in the center of a skayscraper boom. I would die of happines if i had your situation here. I would make 10.000 pics every month. So heres my question: Why don`t you go to Roppongi Hills and take some nice pics from the construction site of the Mid Town Tower, please ?
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Old June 10th, 2005, 09:07 PM   #29
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Tom, vapour is still not living in Tokyo. But in a few days he will provide us pictures everyday... or he will be banned!
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Old June 10th, 2005, 11:33 PM   #30
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This is slightly off topic, and forgive me for my ignorance, but why does Tokyo, one of (if not the) greatest cities on Earth not have a few supertall buildings planned or in construction?

I know that they have proposed the 610m Sumida Tower TV broadcast tower, but it seems just now the tallest habitable building planned is the Nishi-Shinjuku 3-Chome Redevelopment Office Tower, at a reasonable 338m. But its only proposed. The tallest right now is a measly 242m. Strange, no?

I would have thought a mega city like tokyo would have at least one or 2 buildings over 400m in the pipeline.

Could anyone enlighten me here?
I think the ecomony might have something to do with it aswell Tom, as an already devolped first world country I'd guess Japan doesnt have the same levels of growth as many of the other south east asian economies, hence theres not going to be a sudden massive increase in the demand for office space.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 11:39 PM   #31
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It's another boxy tower for Tokyo,like most of the city's towers are,but it's good to hear news about new projects in the city
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Old June 10th, 2005, 11:42 PM   #32
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Thanks all for the responses.

I forgot that Japan's economy is struggling at the moment, that would definately explain why there arent any super talls being built.

Japan's economy used to be strong in the era before the technology to build very tall buildings near or on falt-lines existed.

Thanks again! Shame the 338m building will also probably be cancelled
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Old June 10th, 2005, 11:47 PM   #33
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nice to some constuction in that town.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 11:54 PM   #34
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Supertalls? There are not smany upertalls in Japan because of the Earthquake zone. So a 250 meters tower is really a big deal for designers
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Old June 10th, 2005, 11:58 PM   #35
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Another good one for Tokyo, my favorite city on the planet.

I think they don't built super tall towers in Tokyo because they don't need to prove anything to anyone.. We all know if they wanted them they would have built them already at any cost. It doesn't have to do anything with the seismic fault or the economy. That is what I think.

Yokohama, as we all may know has the tallest tower in Japan..


Landmark Tower, I had the privilege to go to the top of that building and it is just amazing....... 300 meters of pure beauty.


http://web-japan.org/atlas/architecture/arc10.html



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Old June 11th, 2005, 05:16 AM   #36
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I looooooove Landmark Tower!

This one isn't too bad. A bit on the bulky side though.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:38 AM   #37
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Supertalls? There are not smany upertalls in Japan because of the Earthquake zone. So a 250 meters tower is really a big deal for designers
No. I dont think so.
Japan can make a supertall building both in term of technology level against the earthquake or in term of economic reason. But there is a limit of height due to Haneda airport.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 11:16 AM   #38
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Nice tower. Will this be the new tallest for Tokyo :s ????
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:11 PM   #39
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