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Friday, February 17, 2006

Millenium Tower, Tokyo, Japan


This building, almost twice the height of Sears, would have a resident population of 50,000. It is estimated that this tower would cost 10billion to build and have an impressive floor area of 1,039,206m squared. The tower was the victim of the bursting of the real-estate bubble in Japan, but Foster maintains that he still hopes to build a version of this building. An unpublished variant of this design, conceived for a Shanghai site with Donald Trump, was called the M Tower. Unlike the Millenium tower with it's central core, the M Tower would have a hollow centre, allowing sunlight to penetrate from one side to the other. Working with the Obayashi Corporation, the clients, they were able to demonstrate that the Tower would be able to be self-sufficient and even process it's own waste. Architects: Sir Norman Foster, Foster Associates.

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4 Comments:

At 3:15 PM, March 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think this would be a great oppertunity to the people around im just here to research and i think its a great idea

 
At 7:37 AM, January 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Japan would really benefit from a structurally sound "city" such as the Milennium Tower. If anyone can pull off such a phenomenal project, it is the Japanese.

 
At 4:36 AM, May 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice tower, but i need more informations about him i have to do the school task about him!!!!!!

 
At 7:42 AM, May 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Structurally Sound my @ss... All this is going to do is eliminate some of the asian population

 

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