So long, old building: Watanabe Building 渡邊ビルヂング (1931-2015)

Farewell to a lovely early Showa-era, art deco building, the Watanabe Building 渡邊ビルヂング, on the west side of Hamamatsucho Station 浜松町駅 in Tokyo (Google Maps).

I’ve also seen it described as an example of Imperial crown style 帝冠様式 (teikan yoshiki) (source). According to The Architecture of Tokyo: An Architectural History in 571 Individual Presentations, by Hiroshi Watanabe, teikan yoshiki is described as follows:

Imperial crown style Japan architecture definition

Here is a before-and-after from 2015 and 2016.

The building was built in 1931 (source) and demolished in 2015 (source).

The Watanabe Building in 2013 and 2014:


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