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Millennium Tower was a 170-floor that was envisioned by in 1989. He intended for it to be built in , 2 km offshore from , .

Design[]

The design calls for a cone-shaped pyramid 840 meters high, with a base about as big as the and glass sides for . It is intended to be constructed on water, with boat and bridge access. Since the tower was planned for an area with frequent and -strength winds, the shape is to reduce wind stress, and bands are wrapped around the tower for structural support. Steel tanks at the top of the tower are filled with water, and can be rotated as a against wind.

The tower is a self-contained containing one million square meters of and housing for 60,000 people, split into sections. Offices and light or clean industries are in the lower levels, apartments above, and the top section houses communications systems and wind or solar generators. Restaurants and viewing platforms would be interspersed through all sections.

Horizontal and vertical high-speed provide long-distance travel, with cars designed to carry 160 people stopping at intermediate five-story 'sky centers' on every thirtieth floor. Each 'sky center' is decorated by gardens and , and provides a particular service such as or . Short-distance travel is by or .

History[]

The tower design was commissioned by the as an , intended to address land shortage and overpopulation in . The design firm's web site states that "the project demonstrates that high-density or high-rise living does not mean overcrowding or hardship; it can lead to an improved quality of life, where housing, work and leisure facilities are all close at hand".

References[]

  • (Foster & Partners)
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Millennium Tower
ミレニアムタワー
Artist's Concept of the Millennium Tower
Millennium towertokyo
General information
Status Proposed
Type Mixed-Use
Architectural style Futurism , Glass
Location Tokyo , Japan
Construction started 2017
Estimated completion 2030
Height
Antenna spire 840 m (2,760 ft)
Roof 840 m (2,760 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 170
Design and construction
Architect Foster + Partners
Developer Obayashi Corporation

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Millennium Tower
ミレニアムタワー
Millennium towertokyo
Artist's Concept of the Millennium Tower
General information
Status Proposed
Type
Architectural style ,
Location ,
Construction started 2017
Estimated completion 2030
Height
Antenna spire 840 m (2,760 ft)
Roof 840 m (2,760 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 170
Design and construction
Architect

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