Shuttle buses to the west side of Shinjuku Station
arrive and depart at the Entrance. The Elevator Hall is situated close by for
easy access to the upper floors.
Each of the 32 elevators is color-coded by floor
zone to bring people smoothly to their desired destinations.
The 17 meter high glass roof of the atrium bathes
the area in natural light. This space is sometimes used
for events, but mostly for relaxation.
The Fountain Plaza on the Shinjuku Central Park side
connects directly with the Park Tower Avenue, restaurants and shopping arcade,
in the first basement. The trees in the Plaza change with the seasons, providing
a sense of space and time.
Koshu Kaido side
Shinjuku Central Park side
Two entrances of the Shinjuku Central Park side and
the Koshu Kaido side at which shuttle buses arrive and depart.
Parking space is ready for approximately
800 cars from the second basement to the fifth basement.
A free shuttle bus provides transportation
from the west side of Shinjuku Station to the Shinjuku Park Tower.
Staff is on duty 24 hours a day in the
first basement Disaster Prevention Center, monitoring for potential disasters
and security breaches, and checking electrical, air-conditioning and elevator
performance. In the event of disaster, the Center will function as the headquarters
for emergency activities.
Parking,elevators,restrooms for visitors
in wheelchairs are equipped.Wheelchairs are also available.
The Shinjuku Park Tower ask tenants
to separate garbage according to whether it should be burned or not.
Each corner of the building has four built-up columns
that joined together with beams to create a mast column structure. On the 38th
floor, the built-up columns are joined together in a belt truss structure. To
this is added a frame tube structure around the exterior perimeter that gives
the building excellent bending rigidity and resistance to twisting.
The Shinjuku Park Tower has three hybrid mass dampers
installed on the 39th floor to improve comfort and safety. A large weight with
a V-shaped bottom is allowed to swing on a roller. The pendulum movement of the
weight reduces swaying under strong winds to half their ordinary strength and
mitigates the long frequency swaying that is characteristic of tall buildings.
Cogeneration is a technology that uses a gas engine
to generate electricity, while the waste heat from the generation process is supplied
to the air-conditioning and water heating systems. The Shinjuku Park Tower shares
transformer facilities with the Shinjuku District Heating and Cooling Center operated
by Tokyo Gas, and approximately 40% of its electricity requirements are provided
by this system.
The Center is located in the Annex and is one of
the largest district heating and cooling centers in the world. It began operations
in 1971 and services many of the Shinjuku skyscrapers, including the Tokyo Metropolitan
Heat reflective glass provides suitable insulation
from direct sunlight and substantially reduces air-conditioning load and running
costs, for more efficient energy utilization.
The Shinjuku Park Tower contains its own sullage
treatment facilities for the waste-water generated by sinks in kitchens and restrooms.
The treated water is used to flush toilets. The building also has a water tank
for temporary storage of rainwater that reduces the load on the surrounding sewer
system during heavy rains.