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  • Progress of development
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Progress of development

It is place of memory such as encounter and the departure, and station is base of flow of everyday person, the core of urban structure at the same time.
In the Sapporo Station south exit, railroad high shelf of 1988 starts redevelopment plan triggered by becoming.
The way of station which design should leave in the next generation and relation JR TOWER with city were thought about on big theme.

It is in front of Sapporo station building for the third generation

It is in front of Sapporo station building for the third generation

The appearance design adds image that emphasized the horizon of station building for the fourth generation to detail of Meiji Western style architecture of station building or warm color for the third generation.
We valued "memory of town" of Sapporo that moved forward with station.
In addition, we place "Big Clock of Stars" with sculptor, designer Takenobu Igarashi design from Hokkaido played an active part worldwide in the front central part as symbol of station.

It is in front of Sapporo station building for the fourth generation

It is in front of Sapporo station building for the fourth generation

We make the ice top in the front of station road and the west three orders diameter of a tree as measured at eye level and, in cityscape, consider scenery of orderly Sapporo.
Furthermore, we secured "the sky" by moving high-rise JR TOWER from the front and created opening-like scenery by freedom.
Tower becomes new Landmark of Sapporo that we can recognize visually from anywhere at the same time.
The future nature of historicalness of station and high-rise tower. Inherited frontier spirit of ancient people, can right say that is birth of space filled with possibility appropriate for Sapporo.

The current Sapporo Station south exit

The current Sapporo Station south exit

November, 1978 We construct and are started construction the neighborhood of Sapporo Station high shelf
November, 1988 The neighborhood of Sapporo Station high shelf first opening of business
     December We set up "around Sapporo Station district maintenance plan development committee" (Sapporo-shi)
Chairperson Minoru Ota (Hokkaido University's emeritus professor)
July, 1989 The first Sapporo Station underpass commercial facilities "paseo" opening of business (Sapporo station development)
September, 1990 We construct and are started construction the neighborhood of Sapporo Station high shelf
     November Sapporo Station underpass commercial facilities "paseo" grand opening (Sapporo station development)
May, 1992 Proposal by "around Sapporo Station district maintenance plan development committee"
March, 1993 "Sapporo Station south exit land readjustment project" city planning decision, the enforcement authorization
July Temporary substitute lot designation by "Sapporo Station south exit land readjustment project"
November, 1995 It is Hokkaido Railway Company headquarter shift by "Sapporo Station south exit land readjustment project"
December, 1996 We set up "around Sapporo Station town planning Committee" (Sapporo-shi)
Chairperson Eiji Kobayashi (Hokkaido University department of engineering's professor)
March, 1997 Hokkaido Railway Company concludes contract by building suggestion method with The Daimaru, Inc. together (department store)
April Proposal by "around Sapporo Station town planning Committee"
July "Sapporo Station south exit overall development plan Committee on Construction" setting (Hokkaido Railway Company, The Daimaru, Inc.)
Chairperson Sadao Watanabe (University of Tokyo's emeritus professor)
October Sapporo Station south exit development establishment (investor: Hokkaido Railway Company)
March, 1998 Sapporo Station north exit open space in-service start (Sapporo-shi)
May The Sapporo Station south exit open space underground shopping center increase repair work start of construction (Sapporo Station underground shopping center development)
July The Sapporo Station south exit open space creation construction start of construction (Sapporo-shi)
"Sapporo Station south exit development basic plan" announcement (Hokkaido Railway Company, The Daimaru, Inc.
Rail city east development, Sapporo Station south exit development)
October, 1999 The Sapporo Station south exit open space underground shopping center "APIA" opening of business (Sapporo Station underground shopping center development)
November "Sapporo Station south exit development execution plan" announcement
(Hokkaido Railway Company, 11 companies including Sapporo Station south exit development)
December Hokkaido JR hotels establishment (investor: Hokkaido Railway Company)
January, 2000 The Sapporo Station south exit overall development building (tentative name) start of construction
August Hot spring gushes out from construction place basement
"Sapporoeki Onsen" and naming
November Sapporo Station south exit overall development building name "JR TOWER" announcement
January, 2001 Sapporo Station south exit development and cinema frontier consortium (we constitute in Shochiku, TOHO, three companies of TOEI) are buildings
We conclude lease contract, and establishment of "JR TOWER cinema Sapporo" (tentative name) is decided
May JR TOWER official Web site establishment
July Sapporo Station south exit development holds tenant offer briefing session of shopping mall (specialty store zone) (Sapporo, Tokyo)
July Hokkaido JR hotels conclude restaurant, business tie-up contract about plan, administration of delicatessen with Seizo Mikuni (oteru do MIKUNI)
November JR TOWER celebration of the completion of the framework
December JR TOWER logo mark announcement (Takenobu Igarashi design)
December Recruitment of JR TOWER art plan first works start
March, 2002 Great clock unveiling (Takenobu Igarashi design)
July Recruitment of JR TOWER art plan second works start
October Announcement of JR TOWER commercial facilities summary (DAIMARU SAPPORO, STELLAR PLACE)
December STELLAR PLACE countdown event is held
February, 2003 The JR TOWER ceremony for the completion
SAPPORO CINEMA FRONTIER, pre-opening
March The JR TOWER opening of business

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