Disaster Prevention

The Park Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo > Disaster Prevention

Disaster Prevention

“Various preventive and safety measures against natural disasters such as seismically isolated construction

For reduction of secondary disasters, Seismic Isolation Structure

Multilayer rubber isolators and other seismic isolation devices are installed in the building foundation and other key structural points to absorb shaking. By reducing the degree of seismic acceleration from about 1/5 to as much as 2/3, the shaking of the building can be held to a minimum. Periodic maintenance is performed to ensure the highest degree of seismic performance.

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The seismic isolators made of laminated rubber bearings support the building and allow it to sway gently during an earthquake.

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The U-type lead dampers quickly neutralize the shaking.

Emergency Water Reserve

Even if the city water supply is interrupted due to an earthquake or other disaster, reserve water will be available in the receiving storage tank.

※The quantity of water that can be supplied will vary depending on the amount consumed for fire-fighting activities.

Elevator and Earthquake Early Warning System

The elevator will stop at the closest floor when the Earthquake Early Warning System alarm goes off.
This will protect people from being trapped inside and prevent elevator wires from becoming entangled.

Watching Over Your Safety and Security, the Disaster Center

In the Disaster Center located on 1F, experienced security personnel are on duty around the clock. In addition to conducting regular patrols, security staff are ready to swiftly respond to disasters or any trouble.

Built on the Safe Foundation of the Yodobashi Terrace

The Yodobashi Terrace is bordered by the Kanda River in the north and the Meguro River in the south. It is part of the Musashino Upland and is historically known to be stable. Tokyo Midtown is constructed on a site in this area.

Earthquake Early Warning System

Early warnings sent from the Japan Meteorological Agency will trigger an automatic emergency announcement in Japanese and English in your unit as well as common areas in the facility.

※warnings are triggered when tremors register level 4 or higher on the Japanese Shindo seismic scale

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Rapid Decision Making supported by the Building diagnostic system

The Building diagnostic system was introduced and commenced operations in March 2010. When an earthquake strikes, seismometers and other equipment installed in the building collect and analyze various data related to building vibrations. Building management is able to make a more accurate assessment of the degree of damage than is possible with only a visual inspection, and then use this information to determine whether and where severe damage has occurred and whether there is a need to evacuate the building.

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Low Earthquake Vulnerability and Low Fire Spread Risk Safe Area

According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s comprehensive assessment of earthquake area vulnerability, “Akasaka 9-Chome”, where The Park Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo are located, is recognized as a “Safe Area” with a low risk of building collapse and fire. In addition, all of Minato Ward has been designated a “Stay-in” area, which means that residents are advised to “stay in” this area where there is low risk of fire spread and there is no need to seek shelter at one of the wide area evacuation sites.

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