Yokohama Landmark TowerEdit profile
The Yokohama Landmark Tower ( 横浜ランドマークタワー , Yokohama Randomāku Tawā ? ) is the tallest building and 3rd tallest structure in Japan, standing 296.3 m (972 ft) high. It is located in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama city, right next to Yokohama Museum of Art. Work on the building was finished in 1993. It has the highest observation deck in Japan. The tower also the original tallest building on an island in the world, but surpassed by Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan in 2004. The building contains a five-star hotel which occupies floors 49-70, it's 603 rooms in total . 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. 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. The tower contains the world's 2nd fastest elevators, it's also the original world's fastest, which reaches speeds of 12.5 m/s (41.01 ft/s) (45.0 km/h, 28.0 mi/h). This speed allows the elevator to reach the 69th floor in approximately 40 seconds. The elevators's speed record is surpassed by elevators of Taipei 101 (60.6 km/h, 37.7 mi/h) in 2004. The building was designed by Hugh Stubbins and Associates, now KlingStubbins.