New skyscraper in Shinjuku

At the East side of Shinjuku there are many skyscrapers. There is a new one, that is being built that caught my attention. It has a characteristic shape that reminds me the Agbar tower in Barcelona or Dubai’s Burj_Al_Arab building. The new Shinjuku skyscraper will be called “Shinkousha” and it will be 203.65 meters tall.

These are some pictures I took some days ago. Still ten months until completion:

shinjuku nishishinjuku rascacielos skyscraper

shinjuku nishishinjuku rascacielos skyscraper

When finished it will be something like this:

shinjuku nishishinjuku rascacielos skyscraper
More info here (Only Japanese).

Shinjuku during the last 35 years

My brother and Haripako sent me this video that shows how skyscrapers appear in Shinjuku (Tokyo) since 1969 until 2004.

Shinjuku’s financial area development during the last decades changed the city’s activity area from the “east side” to the “west side”. Lately, some new buildings are being built in the “west side” around Tokyo/Yurakucho/Ginza, maybe the main activity area will go back to the traditional center of Tokyo located around Nihonbashi.

I didn’t have 35 years to take pictures, but here there are some Shinjuku pictures I took during the last 3 years.

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Post-apocalyptic Tokyo

Found an article reading Pinktentacle where I discovered an artist expert in lithographies called Motoda Hisaharu. His works are really good, the level of detail is just impressive. He made a series of lithographies based on the hypothesis that Tokyo would be destroyed by a natural catastrophe. I took some of those lithographies and tried to find pictures I’ve taken from similar places.

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Ginza 4-Chome crossing.

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Ginza 4-Chome nowadays. The picture is taken a little bit “nearer” than the previous representation.

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Shibuya crossing.

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Taken farther away, but still you can find the Samsung and the 109 ads that are also in the previous lithography.

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Ameyoko.

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Entrance to the left street in the previous drawing.

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Main Ginza street.

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Same street, more or less the same place but you can only see the left side buildings.