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Yokohama Landmark Tower – Japan Skyscraper

Yokohama Building design by The Stubbins Associates, Inc.; Mitsubishi Estate Co

24 + 23 Jan 2013

Yokohama Landmark Tower Japan – World’s Fastest Elevators

The world’s second-fastest, located in the Yokohama Landmark Tower, “only” manages a speed of 750 meters per minute.

Yokohama Landmark Tower – tallest building in Japan
Yokohama Landmark Tower - Japanese Skyscraper
photo : Mathias Beinling

Skyscraper in Japan

Opened: 1993

Architects: The Stubbins Associates, Inc.; Mitsubishi Estate Co.

Height: 296 m / 972 ft

Floors: 70

This Yokohama tower is the tallest building in Japan and 3rd tallest structure in Japan.

The building contains a five-star hotel, occupying floors 49-70, with 603 rooms.

The lower 48 floors contain shops, restaurants, clinics and offices.

On the 69th floor there is an observatory, Sky Garden.

Location: right next to Yokohama Museum of Art, in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama city, south of Tokyo.

When the building opened it had the highest observation deck in Japan.

This Tokyo tower building has a total of 79 elevators. The building has the fastest elevator in Japan. It takes 40 seconds to travel from the second to the 69th floor.

These are the world’s 2nd fastest elevators, originally world’s fastest. The elevators’s speed record was surpassed by elevators of Taipei 101 in 2004.

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

KlingStubbins Architects

Location: 220-0012, Japan, East Asia

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