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Sunshine 60 Building

Identification

Sunshine 60 Building
Ikebukuro Building, サンシャイン60
105046

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
tube-in-tube
composite structure
curtain wall
light gray
international style

Usages

commercial office
restaurant

Facts

  • At the time of completion, the elevators were the fastest in the world at 600 meters per minute. This means a roughly 35 second ride to the 60th floor.
  • The Sunshine International Aquarium on the eleventh floor keeps, among many marine animals, Ocean Sunfish.
  • The Sunshine 60 tower was Japan's tallest building at the time of its completion in 1978.
  • The Sunshine Starlight Dome inside the building is a newly reformed planetarium. It is equipped with the digital image system SKYMAX. The number of fixed stars projected onto the dome has been increased in the recent reform to more than 400,000.
  • This is currently the tallest building in Toshima-ku.
  • Offices occupy floors 10 to 57. On the lower floors workers have access to a post office, banks, showrooms, cafeterias, a health care center, and a day care center. Restaurants featuring panoramic views are located on the 58th and 59th floors.

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Location

3-1-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro
170-6028
Sunshine City
Toshima-ku
Tokyo
Tokyo-to
Japan

Technical Data

787.40 ft
787.40 ft
787.40 ft
742.13 ft
60
1978
40

Involved Companies

construction company, elevator supplier, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • Observation floor is available