OSAKA--Japan’s tallest commercial building, the 300-meter Abeno Harukas skyscraper, marked its grand opening here on March 7.
By a mere four meters, the towering structure, located in Osaka’s Abeno Ward, broke the previous mark of 296 meters held by the Yokohama Landmark Tower, a record it had held since its completion in 1993.
Kintetsu Corp., a major conglomerate in western Japan, spent 130 billion yen ($1.26 billion) to construct the 60-story building, which has been under construction for four years.
The complex includes a department store that covers the largest floor area in Japan, a luxury hotel, a museum and office space.
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