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1964 Olympic Construction in Color

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Kiha66

Some colorized photos of Japan building infrastructure in preparation for the 1964 Olympics.  A lot of daily life, highway and railway construction, and other photos which are great modeling inspiration and reference. 

 

http://twibum.com/gallery/266?page=1

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Kiha66

I love old infrastructure plans like that, I wonder how the early version compares to what was actually built. 

 

Here in California less than half of the planned highways were actually constructed, I suspect the Japanese may have gotten a lot closer to finishing as planned.

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railsquid
5 hours ago, Socimi said:

Nice find!

 

This is really interesting: the masterplan of the Metropolitan Expressways!

 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CybMcsbUkAEAf24.jpg:large

 

 

 

Sorry, that's not the expressways, that's the naming plan for the main roads within Tokyo.

 

I'd be interested to know when that's from, at the very least it's missing Kannana and Kanpachi (circular routes number 7 and 8 respectively) the former at least being a key part of post-war road building (though I suppose it doesn't really have a "name").

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railsquid
5 hours ago, Socimi said:

 

The above map is from 2009, moar ++ up-2-date version from the Japanese version of the page: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/首都高速道路#/media/ファイル:Tokyo_Metropolitan_Expressway_map-ja-4.svg

 

(the main difference being the completion of the remaining C2 section, which is one loooooooong tunnel under Yamate-dori from north of Ikebukuro to where it pops up close to where JR Tokai park their Shinkansens)

 

Actual 1962 plan for expressways:

http://kakuyodo.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2014/07/37-ddb3.html

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cteno4

Nice. Great for some reference photos. We may be doing a double Ttrak scene of 60s tokyo for an exhibit ant the Japanese info and cultural center here as they do a tokyo olympics then/now show this spring.

 

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marknewton

Stunning photos. Theres one I particularly like - with an EF15 and a trolleybus!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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