Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Toranomon Hills Feted as Catalyst of Tokyo's Emerging Transformation
– Grand Opening Scheduled on June 11 –
Tokyo, June 4, 2014 – Mori Building, a leading urban-landscape developer, today held an inauguration ceremony for Toranomon Hills, a progressive multi-use high-rise located within the Special Zone for Asian Headquarters established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. As an all-new environment for high-end business and lifestyle supported by excellent access, this innovative urban-landscaping model offers forward-looking solutions for Tokyo's emerging transformation as an internationally competitive world-class city. The grand opening will take place on June 11.
Rising 52 stories and 247 meters in height, Toranomon Hills features expansive pillar-free office spaces designed to the highest specifications, one of Tokyo's largest conference facilities, luxury residences, 24 shops and restaurants serving Japanese and western haute-cuisine, and a 6,000m2 pocket of open space and greenery. The multi-use high-rise also houses Andaz Tokyo, Hyatt's first boutique luxury hotel in Japan to provide top-level accommodation for international business and leisure travelers.
The inauguration ceremony was preceded by the opening of the Toranomon-Shinbashi stretch of Loop Road No.2 in March. The road's extension in the near future from Shinbashi to Toyosu, part of Tokyo's fast-developing east bay shore, will greatly ease access between Toranomon Hills and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) for international users. Close proximity to key metropolitan centers also will make Toranomon Hills an ideal location for business, leisure and tourism.
The birth of Toranomon Hills was made possible by Mori Building's "Vertical Garden City" concept, which ingeniously incorporates the property and Loop Road No. 2's underground tunnel. The concept makes intelligent use of ultra-high-rise structures and underground space for extra compactness, thereby enhancing the efficiency of urban infrastructure with fully integrated offices, residences, hotels, commercial facilities and road systems.
The opening of the Toranomon-Shinbashi stretch of Loop Road No.2 is the symbolic first step of a major public-private partnership led by Mori Building and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to rejuvenate this central Tokyo district, with Toranomon Hills at its heart.
Connected seamlessly with an arterial thoroughfare, Toranomon Hills will be the pivotal crossroads of the coming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village and new National Stadium, as well as the Imperial Palace and business and administrative districts surrounding this world-class Asian headquarters in central Tokyo.
About Mori Building
Tokyo-based Mori Building Co., Ltd. creates groundbreaking concepts for urban living throughout Japan and the rest of Asia. As one of Japan's leading urban landscape developers, Mori Building engages in urban redevelopment, real estate leasing and management, and consultation covering areas such as leisure complexes, offices and high-class residences. Examples include the Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo and the Shanghai World Financial Center. The company also is involved in culture, art and "town management" activities that keep communities functioning and thriving, including disaster preparedness, security, logistics, etc., as well as planning and operating civic-minded facilities such as museums, galleries, observatories, educational and conference facilities and private clubs. Mori Building was established in 1959.
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Moichi Watanabe or Soan Xu, Public Relations, Mori Building Co., Ltd.