Walking and the pedestrian environment
August 5, 2006
Skyscraper, I Love You (Tokyo)

A few big buildings on nice days.

While reviewing the access logs for my site, I noticed that people seem to enjoy the photos of skyscrapers I took on a walk to work a while back. So, I'll start keeping my eyes out for blue skies and tall or photogenic buildings to keep you satisfied. Here is a small but fun batch!

Akasaka Community Plaza BuildingAkasaka Community Plaza Building. Ten floors of low income housing, one floor health center, one floor civic center, one floor cafeteria, one floor city office and civic hall, one floor culture foundation and sports club, one floor city office.

Nakano Sun PlazaNakano Sun Plaza. Hotel, performance hall, wedding hall, swimming pool, tennis courts, office space, restaurant, rental meeting rooms, culture center, banquet hall, open space, fitness club. (Also, dirty public bathrooms next to the bus stop. Be warned.)

Akasaka Garden CityAkasaka Garden City. 20 floors of office building on top of a restaurant, bar, parking, and convenience store.

Shinjuku SkyscrapersA view of sky scrapers down the Koushu Highway, looking west from Shinjuku station. Service stores line the street on the right, with quick loan shops, regular banks, manga internet cafes, toupe shops, fast food, PC store, restaurants, and many other businesses. In the distance is the southern terminus of the West Shinjuku skyscraper office district. On the left begins one of the old-school, low, tight, office building districts that are clustered around rebuilt Shinjuku.

Akasaka Office BuildingAn interesting corner office building on Aoyama Avenue in Akasaka, Minato. It's like they said, heck, if we need an abrupt corner on the buliding, let's make 3 or 4!

Posted by Rob Ketcherside at August 5, 2006 3:04 AM
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