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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tokyo To Get 45 New Skyscrapers By 2020

Above, a view from Tokyo City View in Roppongi Hills. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

It looks like Godzilla will have more toys to play with the next time the monster pays Tokyo a visit.

According to The Japan Times, 45 new skyscrapers will dot Tokyo's skyline by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

They wrote:
Tokyo’s skyline is set to welcome 45 new skyscrapers by the time the city hosts the Olympics in 2020, as a surge of buildings planned in the early years of Abenomics near completion. 
The capital will see nearly 50 percent more new high-rise space in the next three years than it did in the preceding three, Toyokazu Imazeki, chief analyst at office leasing and consulting firm Sanko Estate Co Ltd., said in an interview. He said the increase was fueled by the fiscal expansion and monetary easing under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic program, launched after he took office in late 2012.

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