The new face of Akihabara Station

Construction of the building facade for the Electric Town exit of Akihabara is finally done. We are still months away from the completion of the two year project to rebuild the old Akiba Department Store, but at least it looks a lot better than the construction barriers covering the building.
Looks like the new shopping center will take the common station shopping mall brand of atre instead of using the old AkibaDepato name. It’s sad to see an old landmark replace with a modern steel and glass chain store mall, but time marches on.
I suppose this means the days are numbered for the old radio parts shops huddled together in the Radio Center next door.

End of an era?

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About Steve

Gadget Addict, Tokyo Resident and Techno-Luddite. Training, Solutions, and New Media Specialist. Not a fan of Mosquitoes.

Posted on September 10, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Time does indeed march on, leaving us in its sanitized, flavorless wake.

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