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Akihabara Dai Building

1-18-13 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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Location

Address

1-18-13 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis Japan
1-18-13 千代田区, 東京, 東京都 日本

Neighborhood

Soto Kanda
外神田

Fast Facts

Built

2005

Maximum Height

466 feet / 142 meters

Stories

31
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It is the height of irony that the neighborhood that inspired Ridley Scott's 1982 film "Blade Runner" lacks the looming skyscrapers that were featured so prominently in the film. The Akihabara Dai Building is one of the few, and it is the architectural opposite of those in the neighborhood where Harrison Ford's character plied his trade. Instead of being a wide, dark, fire-belching, sun-blocking monstrosity, this building is a blue and crystal, light-reflecting, healthy addition to the neighborhood. At 31 stories, it's much taller than most of the other buildings in the area, but its glass facade reflects a lot of light into the dank alleys nearby. At its lower levels, the curtain wall is recessed, creating a gallery and allowing even more natural light to filter into the streets and sidewalks.

Raw Data

Construction Start

2003

Construction End

2005

Size[Explanation ♐]

Maximum Height: 466 feet / 142 meters

Floors[Explanation ♐]

31 stories above grade

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Architecture Firm

Kajima Design

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