In Tokyo, Japan, engineers are stacking a train platform and its tracks above an existing platform and tracks. This article explains how contractors are building an elevated platform over busy Tokyo Station to accommodate a new bullet train line. East Japan Railway Company is planning the unique feat, which involves underpinning parts of the 79-year-old station building, threading new columns through brick arches, and hand-digging deep foundations. Details on the design of the new facility are provided.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Normile, D
  • Publication Date: 1994-10-17


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 61-62
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 233
    • Issue Number: 16
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 00670298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1994 12:00AM