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Identification

Kyoto Station
1159916

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
glass
curtain wall
black
futurism

Usages

bus station metro station rail station
commercial office hotel shopping center restaurant cinema museum parking

Facts

  • Considered to be of the largest railway stations in the world and arguably the most striking.
  • Japan's second largest train station building after Nagoya Station.
  • The grand staircase of the station has 171 steps.
  • The futuristic glass structure replaced the old Kyoto station, which burned down in 1952.
  • The station's wavy roof is a structure of braced steel truss supports and glass.
  • Built to commemorate the 1,200th anniversary of the foundation of Kyoto as the Heian capital.
  • The atrium rises 60 meters over the main concourse up to the roof.
  • The giant escalator system takes passengers up nine storeys.

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Location

901 Higashishiokoji-cho
Kyoto
Kyoto-fu
Japan

Technical Data

229.80 ft
197.00 ft
1,542.00 ft
15
3
1995
1997
$1,250,000,000

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • Atrium is present
  • Skylobby is present
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