The face of Tokyo continues to change. This week Tokyu Corp. unveiled plans for what a new skyscraper steps from Shibuya station will look like. In addition to crowd-drawing landmarks like the Hachiko sculpture and the chaotic Shibuya crossing, the station will now be getting a 230-meter skyscraper that will boast a luxurious public sky deck that offers views of said landmarks, as well as Mt. Fuji.
If all goes as planned (and it usually does in Japan) the new development will open in 2019, a year ahead of the anticipated Tokyo Olympics. According to the press release (PDF) the 49-story building will be a mixed-use facility with retail, cultural spaces, offices and, of course, the 3000 square-meter sky deck.