Tag - skyscrapers



Mori Building CEO Shingo Tsuji speaks during an interview in Tokyo on Nov. 30.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 15, 2023
Mori’s CEO eyeing the next Roppongi Hills, casino resort in Tokyo
The real estate developer behind the towers that have reshaped central Tokyo’s skyline isn’t done yet.
The building at 245 Park Avenue, which housed the headquarters of Bear Stearns in the 1980s, in New York. Mori Trust bought a 49.9% stake in the building from SL Green Realty in June.
Dec 6, 2023
Japanese buyers snap up New York and London buildings in spree
Investors see attractive prices stemming from the real estate downturn, even as the yen’s weakness reduces purchasing power.
Mitsubishi Estate President Atsushi Nakajima speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for Torch Tower in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Sep 30, 2023
Construction of Japan's tallest skyscraper begins near Tokyo Station
The Torch Tower, expected to be completed in March 2028, will surpass the 330-meter Azabudai Hills Mori JP Tower in the capital's Minato Ward.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 1, 2022
Tycoons keep building Hong Kong offices as vacancies jump
The oversupply underscores an unprecedented challenge to property developers as they grapple with an expat exodus and some of the worldu2019s harshest border controls to curb the virus.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2021
Tokyo skyscraper, set to be Japan's tallest, to include condos
The top floor of the 330-meter-high skyscraper in Minato Ward will have a view of the capital from the same height as that of Tokyo Tower.
Japan Times
Sep 30, 2020
How the world’s most expensive skyscraper deal turned sour
The background of the investors behind the record-breaking deal drew as much interest as the transaction itself.
Japan Times
Oct 28, 2019
Japanese researchers create app to predict earthquake damage to skyscrapers by floor
Japanese researchers have created an app to predict damage to skyscrapers by long-period ground motion from major earthquakes in distant areas, such as the swaying that hit Tokyo after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2018
At 55, 'French spiderman' keeps climbing world's skyscrapers, when he can get away with it
Alain Robert, sometimes known as the "French Spiderman" for climbing skyscrapers world worldwide, is still defying gravity at the age of 55.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 18, 2017
45 new skyscrapers to dot Tokyo's skyline by 2020 Olympics
Tokyo's skyline is set to welcome 45 new skyscrapers by the time the city hosts the Olympics in 2020, as a surge of buildings planned in the early years of Abenomics near completion.
Mar 24, 2017
Make our cities great again
As cities build taller, they must keep three benchmarks for livability in mind — community, resilience and sustainability.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 11, 2014
Toranomon Hills opens Olympic blitz
Tokyo's second-tallest building complex opened for business on Wednesday, presaging a series of development projects ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 6, 2014
Osaka skyscraper store chalks up 30 million visitors
About 30 million people have visited a high-end department store in Japan's tallest commercial building in the year since it opened.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 6, 2014
Osaka challenges Tokyo with tallest skyscraper
Japan's tallest building will open Friday in Osaka, as Asia's third-biggest metropolitan economy aims to lure tourists and stem businesses from moving to Tokyo.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves