Sompo Japan Building
Also known as:Sompo Japan Head Office Building
1-26-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan
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It is appropriate that in a city so attached to Mount Fuji that a skyscraper is constructed that takes its graceful sloping form. When viewed from the side, the headquarters of Sompo Japan flares out at the bottom much like the old Atari logo, which was inspired by the beloved mountain in the distance. Though it is said that the building gets its shape from traditional Japanese fortresses, the fact cannot be ignored that this building is nearly identical to earlier skyscrapers by other architects in Chicago and New York. But that certainly doesn't diminish the Tokyo building's impact on the Shinjuku neighborhood. It's alignment and location allow it to catch the sun often and display itself to many neighboring buildings. This is a high-profile pile.

Quick Facts
  • Construction finish: 1976
  • Designed by: Uchida Shozo
  • Type: Skyscraper
  • Stories: 43
  • Maximum Height: 656 feet / 200 meters
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  This is a really coolio building. We are doing a Famous structures project and i know this isn't famous but i am still doing it.

Bob johnson - Thursday, April 18th, 2013 @ 3:15am  

  I used to work in this building in the 90's and it was very well preserved despite being 20 years old at the time. The sloping structure is very graceful and distinctive.

mandolo - Friday, November 14th, 2008 @ 10:37am