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Construction of the JR East Tokyo Station Nihonbashi Exit Building (tentative name)

East Japan Railway Company

March 2, 2004

  • JR East is currently planning several large-scale projects for the Tokyo Station area, including preservation and restoration of the Marunouchi building of Tokyo Station, and the construction of twin towers on the Yaesu side.
  • In the spring of 2007, this greatly transformed station will see the opening of the JR East Tokyo Station Nihonbashi Exit Building R&E (Research and Education) Center (tentative name), which will serve as a base for information exchange and will integrate an office zone, conference zone, and hotel zone.
  • JR East hopes that this building, with its access to the rest of Japan and the wider world through its direct link to Tokyo Station, will be used by many Japanese and foreign companies. The building will serve as the stage for promoting exchanges among corporate research and development departments, consulting firms, universities and schools, exchanges which have never before taken place within a single office complex. By working together to produce high-quality and practical information, this building and its tenants will contribute to further enrichment of contemporary culture.
  • Summary of the JR East Tokyo Station Nihonbashi Exit Building(R&E Center) (tentative name)
    (1)  R&E Core (office) Zone (7th—26th floors)
    The middle floors will be an upscale office zone with facilities for cutting-edge IT technology. Wired with optical-fiber cables, it will also be set up with careful attention to ventilation and amenities that meet the needs of small-scale tenants. For security, access to the building will be controlled by a Suica-based system.
    Artist's Rendering of the Exterior
    Artist's Rendering of the Exterior
    (2) Conference Zone (4th—6th floors)
    The lower floors will constitute a conference zone, providing powerful support for business activities. A variety of large and small conference rooms equipped with the latest facilities will serve as venues for all types of seminar and encourage exchanges of ideas. This zone will also be equipped with restaurants and commercial kitchens, making it useful for breakfast meetings, banquets, parties, and other occasions.
    (3) Hotel Zone (27th—34th floors)
    The upper floors will be a hotel zone, containing 400 single and twin rooms. Its main function will be to provide accommodation for travelers, and it will be as elegant and well furnished for comfort as any major urban hotel. Guests will be able to take advantage of its direct connection to Tokyo Station and use it for a variety of business purposes.
    (4) Access
    The building will be connected not only to Tokyo Station but also to the concourse of the Tozai Subway Line, making it even more convenient for access to transportation.
  • Summary of the Facility
    (1)  Location: Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    (2) Structure and size: Steel-reinforced concrete, 4 stories underground, 34 stories above ground
    (3) Height: about 170 m
    (4) Floor space: about 79,200 m²
    (5) Usage composition: Office Zone (7th—26th floors) of about 30,600 m² available for rent, Conference Zone (4th—6th floors) of about 2,100 m² available for rent, Hotel Zone (27th—34th floors) with about 400 rooms, shops (1st and 3rd floors) of about 800 m² available for rent, and parking area (1st—3rd floors underground) with space for about 200 vehicles
    (6) Management: JR East Group
    (7) Schedule: Construction begins in autumn 2004, with expected opening in spring 2007