HISTORY

The Sony Building opened in Ginza on April 29, 1966, and its unique structure and design have made it a popular topic of conversation ever since.

Construction

The designers of the Sony Building was inspired by New York's Guggenheim Museum, and adopted a unique architectural style - the world's first"flower petal structure" - for its time.
The building's notable appearance and lack of unnecessary ornamentation, as well as the precision of its construction, make it seem as if the building itself is a giant Sony product, representing the renowned functional beauty.

Architect

Yoshinobu Ashihara
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The Sony Building open on 1966



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