Toshiyuki Ishimaru, 77, president of former Ishimaru Denki Co, expressing caution regarding the Chiyoda Ward development plan for Tokyo's Akihabara district. As part of the project, several high-rise buildings over 100 meters tall will be constructed over two blocks stretching across the national highway, housing hotels, offices, commercial facilities and residences.© Yomiuri Shimbun
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This townscape, with its small stores and alleys, has been created by local people over decades. I fear the area might lose its unique character.
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