Tokyo City Hall

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is also called "Tokyo City Hall" or Tochi is located in Shinjuku, Tokyo and was completed in 1991 as the home to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
It is 243 meters (799 feet) high and incorporates two observation floors, on the 45th floor of each tower. Entry to the observation floors is free of charge and offers fantastic views of Tokyo along with souvenir shops and cafes.
The city hall complex consists of three buildings. The tallest and most prominent is Tokyo Metropolitan Main building No.1, Designed by architect Kenzo Tange and associates. The details of the building are meant to resemble a computer chip (reflecting the high-tech boom driving the Japanese economy at the time of its design). It also has many symbolic touches, most notably the split of the tower at its 33rd floor which re-creates the look of Gothic cathedrals like Notra Dame in Paris.
The other two buildings in the complex are the eight-story Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building and Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No.2, which is 37 stories high.
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