Published by Antonio Tajuelo
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Today's walk goes through Nishi-Shinjuku, the skyscraper district where many companies have their headquarters. I love skyscrapers and tall buildings, so this visit was a must for me!
It is surprising to see areas like this one, with many skyscrapers, in a city like Tokyo where many heavy earthquakes frequently occur. In this video recorded from one of the Shinjuku skyscrapers you can see how the buildings shake during a earthquake. Can you imagine being inside one of this buildings during a earthquake? For me, not being used to earthquekes, seems like a scary experience ^^U...
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is the last big skyscraper being completed in Shinjuku. It was finished in 2008 and it is 204 meters tall. Inside there are 3 schools: Modo Gakuen (professional fashion school), HAL and Shuto Iko (medical school). About 10,000 students come here for class everyday.
In my opinion this one of the most beautiful skyscrapers in Shinjuku ^^.
The Shinjuku Nomura building is 209 meters tall and it was one of the first skyscrapers to be built in this area, in 1978.
This is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, also known as Tocho (from Tōkyō-to Chōsha). In each of the towers there is an observatory where you can go up for free and enjoy the impressive views of Shinjuku. This is an amazing building and it has been the tallest building of the city during many years thanks to being 243 meters tall.
The Shinjuku Sompo building is 200 meters tall and it was built in 1976. It has a nice shape ^^.
I hope you enjoyed the Shinjuku skyscrapers as much as I did ^^.