|Above, the Matsuzakaya department store (far right) in 2010. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Fans will recall Godzilla's rampage through Tokyo's Ginza shopping district in 1954.
One of the stores demolished by the Big G was the Matsuzakaya department store. That store was actually torn down when plans were completed to build the new Ginza Six mixed use complex.
According to Japan Today:
TOKYO —The Ginza 6-10 District Urban Redevelopment Partnership announced Wednesday that it held a ceremony at the new Ginza Six mixed-use complex to mark the completion of construction on Jan 31.
Ginza Six opened its doors to office-space tenants on Wednesday, and on April 20 it will open the newest and largest retail area in Tokyo’s premier shopping district, plus the Kanze Noh Theater for noh musical drama, one of Japan’s most revered traditional stage arts.
Ginza Six stands on 1.4 hectares of space comprising two city blocks, including the former site of Matsuzakaya Ginza department store and adjacent land.
|Above, the Matsuzakaya department store is gone and Ginza Six is under construction in 2014. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
To see what the new Ginza Six complex looks like and to read more, go here.