The building that used to be the Tokyo Central Post Office has been hollowed out. From the outside, the building looks as if it has been preserved as it was built in 1933, although it looks like a tall building is attached to the back. But when you step inside, you will be a bit surprised. The floor that used to be there has been boldly removed to reveal a large atrium space. It was like an avocado with its seeds hollowed out.
The completely hollowed-out space is no longer a post office, but a commercial facility called KITTE. There are various stores lined up along the walls left after the hollowing out. I took the escalator up to the upper floor, and instead of looking at the tenants lined up, I looked over the railing and got a good view of the atrium, where people were walking through the empty space.
Whenever there is a free space, food stalls are often set up to fill the space, but here at KITTE, there was nothing. It seems more luxurious to have an empty space. It is said that rich people's houses have less stuff, while poor people's houses are full of stuff, and I felt the same could be said about the way commercial facilities use space.
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