Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Mei-eki wishes it was Boston

Mei-eki is the name of the area around the main Nagoya train station.
It has cinemas, izakayas , bars and traffic to make kings cross sigh with envy.
Not really a pretty place, but it is the home of the twin towers, Nagoya's landmark building. Landmark in the literal sense and landmark in terms of size..... that was until

.... this came along. The new Toyota building that pipped the towers height record by a metre or so and was built directly opposite the towers (to provide balance?).
Whereas the towers are home to a hotel, department stores and restaurants, this monolith is dedicated office space. Mitz starts working there sometime this year when her current company moves in.
You wouldn't get me up in one of those!

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