The Marunouchi Station Building of Tokyo Station Restored

years:October 2012

On October 1, the Marunouchi Station Building of Tokyo Station (Important Cultural Property) in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, designed by TATSUNO Kingo and KASAI Manji, which had been restored to its original form of the time when it was completed in 1914, was fully opened. Most parts of the station building were destroyed and burnt down in an air raid in 1945 (Shōwa 20). More than 60 years had passed since the original appearance, with wooden octagonal shaped roofs replacing the domed roofs that were lost during reconstruction work. Restoration work began in 2007 (Heisei 19). The exterior walls as well as the interior and exterior design of the north and south domes were recreated, and the first and second basement floors were newly extended where seismic isolation devices were installed. (Japanese)

created: 30/01/2023
modified: 15/02/2023 (Update History)
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