Walking around Tokyo Midtown on a holiday gives the impression that you're not in Tokyo but another city with actual green space. Yet,when you approach the main entry to Tokyo midtown with its main plaza covered by an elevated glass wing you get a very urban feel. Almost like you're in New York or Chicago. On two ends of the urbanity spectrum within the same complex Tokyo Midtown offers an experience of landscape and cityscape that creates a nice atmosphere full of public life.
Have a look at the photos. It was cloudy out so they're kinda dim. Copyright laws apply, if you make money from these puppies give me some!
Tokyo Midtown Tower is the tallest building in Tokyo. Tokyo doesn't have as many skyscrapers as other major cities and there's to much of a skyline of downtown towers. Let's hope it stays that way. There are a few towers proposed for Shibuya, but in general what makes Tokyo great is the fact that most buildings are medium to low rise.
I will add Tokyo Midtown and its surroundings to my new Roppongi walk available March 15th. On the walk we'll discuss the "city within a city" concept that has been popular in the past 15 years in Japan. We also get to see what it takes to make quality design on such a large scale.
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