Sony Building closed on March 31, 2017, for the purpose of reconstruction. It is slated to reopen in the summer of 2018 as “Ginza Sony Park.”

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 preconstructionThe Sony Building during constructionfloor petal structurefloor petal structure

The Sony Building open on 1966



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