Japan has an interesting mix of new and old architecture in its cities. Next to a shiny skyscraper, you can actually find an old wooden house. A lot of older buildings are torn down when vacated, especially when a family moves out of a house. A new house is usually built to replace it. There’s a constant regeneration happening in the cities. One particular place is about to undergo regeneration. That’s the south side of Futamatagawa Station in Yokohama. At the moment, it’s occupied by a bus terminal and a small commercial building called Green Green, which includes a Sotetsu Rosen store and Yokohama Bank. One building has already been torn down, previously occupied by a bookstore. There are plans to build a major road through this area, as the road network isn’t very convenient.
Replacing Green Green will be 2 buildings. One is a highrise apartment/condo building of about 29 floors (or so I’ve heard). The other is a highrise commercial building with a shopping centre. I’m looking forward to watching it go up.