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Shinjuku Mitsui Building description and photos - Japan: Tokyo. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Shinjuku Mitsui Building.
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The Shinjuku Mitsui Skyscraper is located in the Shinjuku Special District, the administrative and commercial center of Tokyo Prefecture. It is home to the world's busiest train station, with over 3.5 million people passing through it a day. The area around Shinjuku Station is home to hotels, shopping malls, cinemas, restaurants, and many office and residential buildings.
In this part of the capital, there are several of the tallest skyscrapers in Tokyo: the "smallest" of them is Keio Plaza Hotel North Tower (47 floors, 180 meters), the largest is Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (48 floors, 243 meters ). The Shinjuku Mitsui skyscraper is somewhere in the middle of this gathering of giants by its parameters - with 55 floors and a height of 225 meters, it ranks eighth in the list of Tokyo skyscrapers.
The building was built in 1972-1974 in the fashion of that time - in the style of skyscrapers, which were then being built in the United States. The walls of the building are traced with black lines on the east and west sides. The building has two gardens with artificial reservoirs - one on the roof, the other at its base. Many companies rent office space in the building, there is also a restaurant and shops.
Among the Tokyo skyscrapers there are not only office buildings, but also residential buildings. Giant buildings are still stoically enduring earthquakes that regularly occur in Japan - they sway, but do not fall, but are no longer the most commercially successful type of residential real estate. It is not so easy for residents of the upper floors to get out of the building during an earthquake, because the elevator cannot be used, descending the stairs takes a long time, and there are no other exits. Moreover, when the tremors stop, the skyscraper itself continues to sway for some time. At the same time, scientists predict that tectonic activity in the area of the Japanese capital will only increase over time, and Japanese civil engineers continue to work to make the new "high-rise buildings" safer.
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