Tokyo Expressway to Become a Linear Park

A major expressway in Ginza will be converted to a park similar to New York City's High Line.

April 15, 2021, 5:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


Tokyo Expressway

Tokyo's expressways were built on reclaimed rivers in the 1960s as part of the city's post-war reconstruction plan. | south / Tokyo Expressway

One of Tokyo's major expressways is about to get the High Line treatment, as reported in Japan Property Central. "Tentatively named Tokyo Sky Corridor, the Tokyo metropolitan government aims to have this pedestrian park in Ginza completed sometime between 2030 and 2040."

With the expressway no longer needed after the city puts the Nihonbashi expressway underground in 2035, its 2-kilometer length will be turned into "an elevated pedestrian promenade and greenway."

Monday, April 5, 2021 in Japan Property Central

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