An ambitious effort to redevelop Shibuya, one of the highest-profile areas in Tokyo, will reach a milestone next month when Shibuya Scramble Square — the tallest building in the district — opens its door to the public.

Together with a handful of massive projects around Shibuya Station, the unveiling represents the end of the second phase and the beginning of the third in a plan to revitalize and modernize Shibuya by 2027.

On Thursday, members of the press were invited to preview the building before its Nov. 1 opening.