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Marunouchi Brick Square – 1

Posted in Places by tokyobling on January 19, 2010

The latest in Tokyo’s fantastic city complexes unveiled late last year in the heart of the financial district, Marunouchi Brick Square, or “Bricks” as we have come to call it. I have been there for photos shoots many times since it’s inauguration but I have never really been able to capture the essence of the place. There is something very guarded about the design, a huge perfectly renovated red brick building encapsulates one entrance to a massive tower block making it look much more rustic than it actually is. Access to is unusual, one can use the old alley between the brick buildings and it really feels like a cleaned up version of Old London, or one can use the arch like opening closer to the Nakadori (Central Street, or Tokyo Wall Street as I call it), lined with luxury stores and boutiques

I will post again with more details of the interior garden and more history on the place which is steeped in 20th century politics, war and famous personalities. But for now enjoy these (strangely unsatisfactory) photos!

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  1. cheapunderwear said, on January 19, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Looks like Boston / New York ..amazing.


    • tokyobling said, on January 20, 2010 at 12:40 am

      Thanks Cheap! It sure does, that whole area is like a little piece of (very clean) Manhattan. I have never been to Boston though…!


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