Tuesday, 7 January 2020

By the numbers: Tokyo’s Shibuya Scramble Square

The highly anticipated Shibuya Scramble Square, a multi-purpose complex, opened its east wing last November, complete with a 360-degree observation deck called Shibuya Sky. Here’s what’s on offer at Tokyo’s newest skyscraper.

Shibuya Scramble Square
Catch the famed Shibuya Crossing from here. Photo credit: Shibuya Scramble Square


Number of zones that make up the Shibuya Sky experience. Visitors first enter via the Sky Gate, a futuristic elevator kitted out with 4D wind and sound effects which takes them to the 45th floor.  Sky Gallery on the 46th floor is an indoor observatory with interactive digital artworks, and one level above is the Sky Stage, a rooftop observation deck that will occasionally host special events.


Height of Sky Stage, making it the highest point in the Shibuya neighbourhood. From here, visitors can glimpse the famed Shibuya Crossing below and, on a clear day, Mount Fuji.


Number of light beams that illuminate the sky during Crossing Light, the complex’s daily light show, which takes place every evening after sunset.


Number of businesses the building currently houses. These range from mainstream brands such as Nike to speciality offerings such as an upscale chocolatier from French celeb chef Alain Ducasse and an outpost of revered crafts purveyor Nakagawa Masashichi.

These are some of the highest observation decks around the network

Shanghai Towers
A visit to Shanghai Tower would not be complete without a climb to the Top of Shanghai observatory. Photo credit: Vladimir ZH/shutterstock.com


The Top of Shanghai observatory at Shanghai Tower currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the tallest observation deck in the world.

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa SKY offers breathtaking views. Photo credit: Sophie James/shutterstock.com


Just 7m lower than the Top of Shanghai, the Burj Khalifa SKY in Dubai features a premium lounge and an outdoor terrace.

30 Hudson Yards
New York City’s Hudson Yards. Photo credit: rblfmr/shutterstock.com


Slated to open in March 2020, Edge at Hudson Yards will be situated on the 100th floor of Hudson Yards in New York, making it the tallest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere.

SEE ALSO: By the numbers: Thailand’s Ang Thong Marine National Park

This article was originally published in the January 2020 issue of SilverKris magazine

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