Tokyo's oldest wooden station “JR Harajuku Station” to dismantle after next year's Olympics and Para on November 19 at 16:08
JR Harajuku Station, the oldest wooden station building in Tokyo that was built in the Taisho era, will be demolished after next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. JR East means that after dismantling, we will build a building that reproduces the current design as much as possible, using materials suitable for fireproof standards.
The current JR Harajuku station, built in 1924 (Taisho 13), is the oldest wooden station building in Tokyo, and is being rebuilt for reasons such as aging. A new station building will be opened next to the current station building.
As a result of repeated discussions with Shibuya Ward and local shopping streets, JR East decided to dismantle it after next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and announced it on the 19th.
The JR Harajuku Station area has been designated as a fire prevention area, but the current station building has low fire resistance. We are going to build a building that reproduces as much as possible.
JR East says, “There was a voice that I want to keep the history for a long time, but I decided to dismantle it in consideration of safety.”