is a 16-story office building in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan. It is notable for the highway that passes through the building.OverviewThe building has a double core construction, with a circular cross section. The Umeda Exit of the Ikeda Route of the Hanshin Expressway system (when exiting the highway from the direction of Ikeda) passes between the fifth through seventh floors of this building. The highway is the tenant of those floors. The elevator passes through the floors without stopping: floor 4 being followed by floor 8. The floors through which the highway passes consist of elevators, stairways and machinery. The highway does not make contact with the building. It passes through as a bridge, held up by supports next to the building. The highway is surrounded by a structure to protect the building from noise and vibration. The roof has a helipad.HistoryA wood and charcoal business held the property rights for this plot of land since the early Meiji period, but the gradual move to other sources of fuel resulted in the deterioration of those company buildings. In 1983, redevelopment of the area was approved, but building permits were refused because the highway was already being planned. The property rights' holders refused to give up, and negotiated with the Hanshin Expressway corporation for approximately five years to reach the current solution.Although normally highway corporations purchase the land they build a highway on or over, it is not guaranteed to succeed and therefore issues like this can arise. For that reason, the highway laws, city planning laws, city redevelopment laws and building codes were partly revised in 1989 to allow the unified development of highways and buildings in the same space. This system was originally designed to facilitate the construction of the second Ring Road in the vicinity of Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, but in the end was not applied there. Instead, the system was put into effect in the construction of the Gate Tower Building, becoming Japan's first building to have a highway pass through it. Normally, highways are still built underground in these cases, and passing through a building is an extremely rare occurrence.
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Umeda Arts TheaterDistance: 0.4 mi詳しくは 北区茶屋町19-1 Osaka, Osaka 530-0013
is a Japanese theater located at Chayamachi Applause in Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka, operated by Umeda Arts Theater Co., Ltd. It opened in 1992.VenuesMain Hall: 1,905 seats Theater Drama City: 898 seatsAccessHankyu Umeda Station - approx. 3 minutes from Chayamachiguchi Gate on footJR West Osaka Station - approx. 8 minutes from Midosuji North Gate on footOsaka Municipal SubwayMidosuji Line - approx. 5 minutes from Exit 1 of Umeda Station on foot, approx. 4 minutes from Exit 4 of Nakatsu StationTanimachi Line - approx. 7 minutes from Exit 1 of Higashi-Umeda Station on footYotsubashi Line - approx. 11 minutes from Exit 3 of Nishi-Umeda Station on foot
Located in the vibrant and exciting heart of Osaka's commercial, shopping and entertainment district, right across the street from the city's main station and newly-built Grand Front Osaka shopping mall, the Hilton Osaka hotel is ideally situated for both business and leisure travelers. Our multi-lingual staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. The hotel is three miles away from both Universal Studios Japan and the historical Osaka Castle.
InterContinental Osaka is located in one of the most popular business and commercial districts in Osaka, the largest city in West Japan. Situated in Umeda Grand Front Osaka, the city’s newest multi-purpose business and entertainment complex, guests can enjoy the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. The convenient location offers direct access to transit, two international airports and many other destinations in the area.
Hotel Granvia OsakaDistance: 0.2 mi詳しくは 北区梅田三丁目一番地一 Osaka, Osaka 530-0001 06-6344-1235
is a mixed-use redevelopment project in Fukushima-ku ward of Osaka City, Japan, located on the former site of Osaka University Hospital.FacilitiesHeadquarters of Asahi Broadcasting Corporation:ABC HallDōjima River Forum (hall)The Tower Osaka (residential)River Residence Dōjima (residential):Keio University satellite campus:Osaka University of Arts satellite campusDōjima Crosswalk (shops, restaurants):Gold's GymNeighbouring public facilitiesOsaka Nakanoshima Combined Government Office BuildingNational Museum of Art, OsakaOsaka Science MuseumOsaka International Convention CenterTransport linksKeihan Electric Railway Nakanoshima Line Nakanoshima Station (3-5 mins walk)Hanshin Electric Railway Main Line Fukushima Station (5-10 mins walk)JR Tōzai Line Shin-Fukushima Station (5-10 mins walk)