The reconstruction of Tokyo Station

Inaugurated in 1914, the Tokyo Station was designed by the architect Kingo Tatsuno and at that time there were only two rail lines : today it is a huge center here trains converge and depart to every direction of Japan.

Unfortunately, a big part of the original building was destroyed by bombs during the Second World War and its reconstruction has been less spectacular than the original : the domes were reconstructed with only two floors instead of three and with a simple triangular shape, instead of the more complex dome.

Tokyo Station Marunouchi old picture

Now Tokyo Station is currently under renovation and the new look will be similar to the original appearance.

The Marunouchi side of the station, the one being renovated, will be restored to its original appearance of the pre-war and the surrounding area will be transformed into a large square, with space for buses and taxis and which will extend over a long walkway to the Imperial Palace nearby.

Tokyo Station at Marunouchi

The conclusion of the work is expected by the end of 2011.

6 Responses to “The reconstruction of Tokyo Station”

  1. Marx August 22, 2011 at 2:44 am #

    It really is amazing to know that Japanese people are standing still inspite of the disasters they suffered even ages ago. The recent earthquake/tsunami/nuclear crises have made Japan stronger. I admire their culture. Their steadfast attitude is worthy of praise.

  2. Xiang August 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    The reconstruction of tokyo station is a great idea and I like the way that they don’t make so different look of tokyo station like it was before.

  3. Debby November 7, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    Japan had been known as the leading country of great technology and impressive innovation. It won’t be surprising if they will have an amazing structure just like this one. They are all worth of all the appreciations.

  4. Brianna June 10, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    There’s no doubt that a community and even state can still make it despite, of whatever tragedy they have been through if they would just held their hands together and aimed for the common good of the majority. It’s the harmony by which makes Japan rise from it’s fall.
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  5. Hannah June 14, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    Japan had suffered lot of tragedy but despite the trials they are facing, they manage to stand. The principles inculcated in their tradition really amaze us. That’s what we call life, it is constant, we need to go forward everyday in our lives.

  6. Modern Designer Furniture | Contemporary Furniture June 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    I think the best place in the world. I had ever gone. Really awesome places to see. everyone will love it.

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