Japan’s tallest skyscraper will dominate Tokyo’s city skyline in March 2023, with developer Mori Building on Thursday unveiling a new mega-project on the fringe of the glitzy Roppongi district.
The development, which has been 30 years in the making, has tentatively been dubbed the Toranomon-Azabudai project and will cost about 580 billion yen (S$7.5 billion), Mori Building’s chief executive officer Shingo Tsuji said.
Many of Mori’s properties are mixed-use developments with residences, ample green spaces, retail outlets, as well as cultural facilities like museums or galleries.
It will also house a luxury hotel and an international school, said Mr Tsuji, adding that it is “aimed at revitalising a large area of central Tokyo” that is littered with old wooden houses and buildings in bad shape.
The idea sprouted as early as 1989 but Mori’s representatives spent years knocking on doors to persuade residents and property owners to give up their land in exchange for residential space in the new development.