ビッグハット Tokyo Broadcasting System Akasaka, 株式会社東京放送ホールディングス (Kabushiki-gaisha Tōkyō Hōsō Hōrudingusu)


Since I encounter some giants who bring to the avidity to know more about them、sometimes I write diverting from the strict beauty.

It is the case of this kolossal skyscraper with a sort of U.F.O on his head. (I lately discovered the building is called big hat, guess why…ビッグハット)

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The picture can’t say it, it is so wide and impressive that seems the equivalent of Godzilla in this quite nice area of Tokyo, which is Akasaka. The ticket booth at fore seems from might be for a show at the near the Bitz.

It was completed in 1994, according to the english wikipedia voice.  It really is what it says. It is homebase of 34 tv channel and dozen of radio station.

I have not found yet who is the designer, and maybe there is not a firm but a team of engineers under a big company. Just because this particular function you may want to have look of the history of the japanese television here starting from year 1994.

I found few information about it, Here the more completed ones.

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Even if it is in japanese, take a look of this blog. So far it is the most completed page about Tokyo’s architectural famous spot.

Eventually I found the project is by Nihon Sekkei Inc according to the Architectural Map of Tokyo (nr.2) by ToTo.

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