Tokyo Millenium Tower










For all projected by 2020 Tokyo should become mega-cities with a population of 15 million inhabitants. Millennium Tower defying hypotheses on the structure of mega-cities. The birth of this new type of urban resettlement dictated by the Tokyo-specific factors related primarily to the acute shortage of land. The proposed corporation Obayashi job to the design included the placement of 1 million square. m of new commercial space. The project proposal - building height of 170 floors - the highest in the world.

The tower should grow on the shores of Tokyo Bay in 2 - x km from the water. It will live 60 000 people. The building will be self-sufficient: it must itself produce energy and to process their wastes. Vertical transport communications buildings form a unique system that takes up to a quarter of all buildings. The lower floor housed offices, electricity production and "clean" industries type of consumer electronics. Above - apartments. Most top of a building set aside for communications systems, wind power generators and solar panels. In addition, here accommodate restaurants with panoramic overview. It will open a breathtaking view. Fast vertical subway system and can transport passengers and goods twice as fast speed elevators, consists of lifts to people (160 people) and automobiles. Parking for cars are placed in special areas every 30 floors. This system significantly reduces the time required for such large-scale displacement in the vertical structure. Also at the top of the tower located 5 - storied modules with different functions from the hotel to the department. Each module will be divided winter garden and constructed panoramic galleries, which should increase the comfort room.

Conical bearing pillars merged spiral ties - this is a constructive response to possible in Tokyo hurricanes and earthquakes. Cone reduces wind load on the upper levels, while broadening the base of the building increases the stability of the building in case of earthquake.

The project demonstrates the possibility of raising the standard of living in accommodation with skyscrapers and reduce transport costs, as well as a place of work and all necessary infrastructure nearby.
Location Tokyo, Japan
Status Vision
Constructed 2009
Roof 2,756 ft (840 m)
Technical details
Floor count 180
Architect Norman Foster