Shuttle buses to the west side of Shinjuku Station arrive and depart at the Entrance. The Elevator Hall is situated close by for easy access to the upper floors.
 
 
 
   
   
Elevator hall
(office zone)
   
  Each of the 32 elevators is color-coded by floor zone to bring people smoothly to their desired destinations.
 
 
 
   
  The 17 meter high glass roof of the atrium bathes the area in natural light. This space is sometimes used for events, but mostly for relaxation.
 
 
 
   
Gas lamp
 
 
  The Fountain Plaza on the Shinjuku Central Park side connects directly with the Park Tower Avenue, restaurants and shopping arcade, in the first basement. The trees in the Plaza change with the seasons, providing a sense of space and time.
 
 
 
   
Koshu Kaido side
 
Shinjuku Central Park side
 
  Two entrances of the Shinjuku Central Park side and the Koshu Kaido side at which shuttle buses arrive and depart.
 
 
 
   
 
  Parking space is ready for approximately 800 cars from the second basement to the fifth basement.
 
 
 
   
  A free shuttle bus provides transportation from the west side of Shinjuku Station to the Shinjuku Park Tower.
 
 
 
   
 
  Staff is on duty 24 hours a day in the first basement Disaster Prevention Center, monitoring for potential disasters and security breaches, and checking electrical, air-conditioning and elevator performance. In the event of disaster, the Center will function as the headquarters for emergency activities.
 
   
     
   
  Parking,elevators,restrooms for visitors in wheelchairs are equipped.Wheelchairs are also available.
 
 
 
   
     
   
Recycling box    
  The Shinjuku Park Tower ask tenants to separate garbage according to whether it should be burned or not.
 
 
 
   
  Each corner of the building has four built-up columns that joined together with beams to create a mast column structure. On the 38th floor, the built-up columns are joined together in a belt truss structure. To this is added a frame tube structure around the exterior perimeter that gives the building excellent bending rigidity and resistance to twisting.
 
 
 
   
  The Shinjuku Park Tower has three hybrid mass dampers installed on the 39th floor to improve comfort and safety. A large weight with a V-shaped bottom is allowed to swing on a roller. The pendulum movement of the weight reduces swaying under strong winds to half their ordinary strength and mitigates the long frequency swaying that is characteristic of tall buildings.
 
 
 
   
   
  Cogeneration is a technology that uses a gas engine to generate electricity, while the waste heat from the generation process is supplied to the air-conditioning and water heating systems. The Shinjuku Park Tower shares transformer facilities with the Shinjuku District Heating and Cooling Center operated by Tokyo Gas, and approximately 40% of its electricity requirements are provided by this system.
 
 
 
   
  The Center is located in the Annex and is one of the largest district heating and cooling centers in the world. It began operations in 1971 and services many of the Shinjuku skyscrapers, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices.
 
 
 
   
  Heat reflective glass provides suitable insulation from direct sunlight and substantially reduces air-conditioning load and running costs, for more efficient energy utilization.
 
 
 
   
   
  The Shinjuku Park Tower contains its own sullage treatment facilities for the waste-water generated by sinks in kitchens and restrooms. The treated water is used to flush toilets. The building also has a water tank for temporary storage of rainwater that reduces the load on the surrounding sewer system during heavy rains.
 
     
   
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