The tallest building in one of Tokyo’s most high-profile areas is set to open next month. The Shibuya Scramble Square, towering over the Shibuya district, represents a milestone in the revitalization of Shibuya, which is stated to be fully complete in 2027. The Shibuya Scramble Square is a 754-foot tall building, which will house over 200 businesses, plenty of office space, and the largest rooftop observatory in the country. When it officially opens on November 1st, it will be the largest office building in Shibuya, according to a report in the Japan Times.
According to Yuki Hashimoto, a member of the Shibuya Ward Assembly who spoke to the Times, “Shibuya has always been a hub for youth, diversity, technology, and culture in Tokyo, but further growth in the district will help it become more recognized around the world.”
In addition to Shibuya Scramble Square, the Shibuya Fukuras and Shibuya Parco shopping complexes and an underground plaza will also open in November.
Famous as a home for internet startups, Shibuya’s new buildings and revitalization represent a commitment to keeping the area attractive for young entrepreneurs.
“The most important thing we can do,” said Hashimoto, “is build an environment conducive to young startups and foster collaboration between bigger businesses, so the local economy can grow alongside its infrastructure.”