Yokohama Landmark Tower


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The Yokohama Landmark Tower is the tallest building in Japan, standing 295.8 m (970 ft) high. It is located in the futuristic Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama city, right next to Yokohama Museum of Art. Work on the building was finished in 1993.

The building contains a five star hotel which occupies floors 49-70. The lower 48 floors contain shops, restaurants, clinics, and offices. The building contains two tuned mass dampers on the (hidden) 71st floor on opposite corners of the buildings.

On the 69th floor there is an observatory, Sky Garden, from which you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city, and on clear days Mount Fuji.

The tower contains the world's second fastest elevator, which reaches speeds of 12.5 m (41 ft) per second (45.0 km/h, 28.0 mi/h). This speed allows the elevator to cover about one floor per second, reaching the observatory on the 69th floor in just one minute. The world's fastest elevator is housed in the Taipei 101.

The building was designed by Hugh Stubbins and Associates, now KlingStubbins.

Information
Location Yokohama, Japan
Status Complete
Constructed 1990-1993
Roof 295.8 m (970 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 70
Floor area 392,000 m² (4,219,000 sq ft)
Elevator count 79
Companies
Architect Stubbins Associates
Contractor Shimizu Corporation, Mitsubishi Estate