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Three new skyscrapers, bus terminal eyed for central Tokyo ahead of Olympics

Mori Building Co. on April 13 announced plans to build three new skyscrapers in central Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with a bus terminal to ferry athletes between the Olympic Village and the new national stadium.

    The new skyscrapers are to be built around the existing Toranomon Hills skyscraper. They will consist of an office-oriented "Business Tower" standing about 185 meters tall, a "Residential Tower" measuring about 220 meters in height, and a "Station Tower" of undecided height that is being developed along with a new station for the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.

    Mori Building Co. says the overall price of the construction will be around 400 billion yen.

    The move is part of urban redevelopment in the capital ahead of the games.

    Construction of the Business Tower, which is to have 36 floors above ground and three basement floors, and the Residential Tower, which is to have 56 aboveground floors and four underground floors, is set to begin this fiscal year, with completion scheduled for fiscal 2019. Mori Building Co. aims to finish constructing the Station Tower building in fiscal 2022.

    The Business Tower's first floor will hold a bus terminal connecting points including the Olympic Village and the new national stadium, and is intended to serve as a travel hub for Olympic athletes and tourists.

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