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Sunshine 60 Building - Tokyo Skyscraper
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Sunshine 60 Building

Architect: Mitsubishi Estate Co.

Date: 1978

Height: 239.7 m / 786 ft

Floors: 60 storeys

Typology: mixed-use skyscraper

Location: Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, adjoining the Sunshine City complex

This building in Ikebukuro was the tallest in Asia at the time of completion. It held the title until 1985 when it was overtaken by the 63 Building in Seoul, South Korea.

The tower was also the tallest building in Tokyo and Japan until the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building was completed in 1991.

The Ikebukuro building has 40 elevators. One of them takes visitors with a top speed of 36 km/h from the lobby to the observation deck on the 60th floor.

When the weather is fine, visitors to the observation deck can see as far as 100 km.

Location: Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan

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