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Media gets a peek at new Tokyo Midtown Hibiya complex

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya's Atrium, which was unveiled to the press, is seen in the capital's Chiyoda Ward on Jan. 30, 2018. (Mainichi)

Mitsui Fudosan Co. unveiled to the media its Tokyo Midtown Hibiya complex building in the Yurakucho district of the capital on Jan. 30.

This is the second facility named Tokyo Midtown developed by the company following a similar building in Roppongi. The facility is scheduled to open for business on March 29.

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya was developed at the site of the former Hibiya Mitsui Building and nearby Sanshin Building. The structure rises 35 stories with an additional four floors located underground. The complex is about 192 meters in height with a total floor space of approximately 189,000 square meters. The building will be directly linked to Tokyo Metro Hibiya Subway Station and can also be accessed by foot from JR Yurakucho Station.

The commercial area of the complex occupies the first basement level through the seventh floor, housing 60 tenants such as restaurants and a movie theater, while offices will be located from the 11th to 34th floors. Other features include Hibiya Step Hiroba, an open space designed like a staircase for outside events on the ground floor, and Base Q, which supports joint venture projects on the sixth floor. Mitsui Fudosan expects people in charge of start-up businesses at big companies will use Base Q as it has space for working and events, supporting cooperation between big companies and venture firms.

A shopping arcade on the first basement level can also be used as a temporary shelter for about 3,000 people in case they are unable to return home due to a natural disaster or accident.

Mitsui Fudosan President Masanobu Komoda commented at a Jan. 30 press conference, "Taking advantage of Hibiya's central location, which connects to the Ginza commercial area, Kasumigaseki administrative district and Otemachi business center, I want to make the facility appropriate for a global city such as Tokyo."

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