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Roppongi Hills (六本木ヒルズ) is a mega commercial complex that includes an office tower, high-rise condominiums, shops, restaurants, cafés, movie theaters, a museum, a hotel, a TV studio, parks, and more. It’s located in the Roppongi district of Minato Ward, Tokyo.
Today I got home by the last train of a different subway line than usual, failed to transfer to usual line, and ended up walking home about 30 minutes from a station.
The complex is on the way, and I always walk through it from the station.
This urban center was developed by Mori Building (森ビル) led by building tycoon Minoru Mori.
Locals, including me, do not like the complex and Mori Building.
I’d say this area development assaulted the area. The developer excluded original residents and extinguished original towns and communities. Then, they CREATED, in their words, the new town.
OK. Let's call their bluff.
In fact, though we coldly stand by and watch the complex, we don’t want it to end up a disastrous failure because the failure would have a much greater impact on the area and locals.
Anyway, the only good thing about the development is that the complex provides me with a short cut route from the station, which is relatively far from my house.