Mori JP Tower Opens Its Doors As the New Tallest Building in Tokyo

Developers envision the building as a “mixed-use modern urban village.”

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Japan’s new tallest building has officially opened its doors in Tokyo. Also among the largest private developments in the city’s history, the 1,067-feet (325.2-meter) Mori JP Tower was designed as a partnership between the Japanese Mori Building and the global architecture firm Pelli Clarke & Partners.

Taking a sophisticated and timeless approach, the development, which actually contains three individual high-rises, is built to function as a small village called Azabudai Hills. Contained within the buildings are apartments, offices, and a hotel, along with restaurants and a food market. There are also art galleries, retail stores and even a school.

Developers envision that Azabudai Hills will bring in 30 million visitors each year, in addition to those living in the roughly 1,000 residences on its grounds. In an environmentally-conscious approach, the property contains 320 species of plants, including native trees and foliage, and a third of the overall landscape is green space.

“Mori JP Tower, and with it Azabudai Hills, is among the first buildings visitors see upon arrival to Tokyo, creating a new center and landmark for the city. To design a tower of this significance in a city renowned for its unique skyline is a privilege,” Pelli Clarke & Partners’ Mitch Hirsch said.

“We are honored to contribute in such a meaningful way to Tokyo’s urban realm, creating new parks, gathering spaces, places to work, and places to live, in one of the most vibrant cities in the world.”

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