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Abeno Harukas building in Japan reaches 300m

02 Sep 2012 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2012 18:30)

The JPY130bn ($1.65bn) under construction Abeno Harukas building in Osaka, Japan has reached a height of 300m becoming tallest tower in the country.

Abeno Harukas building in Japan

The JPY130bn ($1.65bn) under construction Abeno Harukas building in Osaka, Japan, has reached a height of 300m, becoming tallest tower in the country.

Railway company Kintetsu, which has been constructing the building, said that an 11m steel beam was installed on the top of the skyscraper.

The 60-storey building will have a floor area of over 300,000m² featuring a museum, a hotel, a department store, shops, a university, a hospital, offices and restaurants.

"The 60-storey building will have a floor area of over 300,000m² featuring a museum, a hotel, a department store, shops, a university, a hospital, offices and restaurants."

It will feature rooftop garden and open spaces that allow natural light and air to pass through the structure.

Abeno Harukas will offer link directly to a major Osaka terminal connecting seven train and subway lines.

The top three floors of the building feature an observatory with a view from 300m in the sky, while the lobby features a museum shop and a cafe.

The 58th floor of the building will feature an outdoor plaza with trees, with the outside area near the 16th floor museum featuring a rooftop garden.

Construction of the building started in February 2011 and is scheduled to open in spring 2014.

Upon its completion, Abeno Harukas will replace the 296m Yokohama Landmark tower as the country’s tallest building.


Image: When completed, Abeno Harukas building will replace the 296m Yokohama Landmark tower in Japan as the tallest building. Photo: courtesy of J o.