Yokohama Landmark Tower

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Yokohama Landmark Tower
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Yokohama Landmark Tower, July 2015
General information
Location Yokohama, Japan
Coordinates Coordinates: 35°27′17″N 139°37′54″E / 35.45472°N 139.63167°E / 35.45472; 139.63167
Construction started 20 March 1990
Completed 1993
Opening 16 July 1993
Cost ¥270 billion
Owner Mitsubishi Estate
Architectural 296.3 m (972 ft)[1]
Top floor 273.0 m (896 ft)[1]
Observatory 273 m (896 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 73[1]
Floor area 392,791 m2 (4,227,970 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 79 high-speed elevators
Design and construction
Architect Mitsubishi Estate AE and Hugh Stubbins and Associates
Main contractor Shimizu Corporation, Mitsubishi Estate

The Yokohama Landmark Tower (横浜ランドマークタワー, Yokohama Randomāku Tawā) is the second tallest building[1] and 4th tallest structure in Japan, standing 296.3 m (972 ft) high. It is located in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama city, right next to Yokohama Museum of Art. Work on the building was finished in 1993. When built, it was the tallest building in Japan until it was surpassed by Abeno Harukas in 2012.[2] When opened, it had the highest observation deck in Japan.[3]

The building contains a five-star hotel which occupies floors 49-70, with 603 rooms in total.[1] 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 building.[citation needed]

On the 69th floor there is an observatory, Sky Garden, from which one can see a 360-degree view of the city, and on clear days Mount Fuji.[citation needed]

The tower contains what were at their inauguration the world's second fastest elevators, which reach speeds of 12.5 m/s (41 ft/s)[1] (45.0 km/h (28.0 mph)). This speed allows the elevator to reach the 69th floor in approximately 40 seconds.[3] The elevators' speed record was surpassed by elevators of Taipei 101 (60.6 km/h, 37.7 mi/h) in 2004.

The building was designed by the architecture and engineering division of Mitsubishi Estate, now Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei and Hugh Stubbins and Associates, later KlingStubbins.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Landmark Tower". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Project Outline". Kintetsu. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b スカイガーデン [About Sky Garden] (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 

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Preceded by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No. 1
Tallest building in Japan
296 m (970 ft)
Succeeded by
Abenobashi Terminal Building