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The Rinku Gate Tower Building (りんくうゲートタワービル, Rinkū Gēto Tawā Biru) is a 256 metre (840 foot) tall skyscraper located in Rinku Town, Izumisano, Osaka, Japan. The 56-storey building was completed in August 1996 following the design of Nikken Sekkei and Yasui Architects & Engineers.
The tower is split into three levels: the first level contains an international conference hall, the second level contains business offices, and the third and slimmer level is the ANA Gate Tower Hotel. The hotel is in a convenient location for travellers, as it anchors the Sky Gate Bridge leading to the Kansai International Airport and is connected to the JR Hanwa Line and Nankai Main Line Rinku Town Station. The 26th floor serves as an observation level which gives views of the ocean, Sky Gate Bridge, and the Ferris wheel of Rinku Town.
The building has two underground floors which are used as a 365-space car park.
There were a number of proposals for designs to be built on the site; however, the second one was the approved version.
The building is the 132nd tallest existing building in the world when measured up to the highest architectural point and is the second tallest building in Japan.
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