Yokohama Landmark Tower

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. Until surpassed by Abeno Harukas in 2012, it stood as the tallest building in Japan. It is located in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama city, next to the Yokohama Museum of Art. [2]

Yokohama Landmark Tower
Yokohama Landmark Tower, July 2015
General information
LocationYokohama, Japan
Coordinates35°27′17″N 139°37′54″E
Construction started20 March 1990
Opening16 July 1993
Cost¥270 billion
OwnerMitsubishi Estate
Architectural296.3 m (972 ft)[1]
Top floor273.0 m (896 ft)[1]
Observatory273 m (896 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count73[1]
Floor area292,791 m2 (3,151,580 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators79 high-speed elevators
Design and construction
ArchitectMitsubishi Estate and Hugh Stubbins and Associates
Main contractorShimizu Corporation, Mitsubishi Estate
Japanese name
Hiraganaよこはま らんどまーく たわー

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5] 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


  1. "Landmark Tower". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013.
  2. "Project Outline". Kintetsu. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  3. Septimu-George Luca; Cristan Pastia; Florentina Chira (2007). "Recent applications of some active control systems to civil engineering structures" (PDF). Bulletin of the Polytechnic Institute of Jassy: 25. ISSN 2537-2726.
  4. "Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden". Yokohama official visitor's guilde. Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. スカイガーデン [About Sky Garden] (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008.
Preceded by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No. 1
Tallest building in Japan
296 m (970 ft)
Succeeded by
Abenobashi Terminal Building

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