There's an odd corner near Parco in Shibuya – one of those weird architectural bits.
But unlike some of the other architecture weird things I post – this one not weird because it's rare – it's weird because you can actually SEE something that's pretty normal but usually hidden.
My friend and I were having some not-okay omelets at some up-scale girly restaurant with chi-chi private booths. All very nice. But imagine my suprise when I exit the restaurant, turn round and see THIS:
Here's all I know: There's three 8-story(ish) buildings arranged in a triangle, with this little spot of no-man's-land in between 'em. And in this little spot someone has erected a three-story structure – not for habitation, though. It's a three-story air-conditioner tower. It exists only to hold the 100 air-cons of the neighboring buildings.
It's never been cleaned. No one knows how it got there or whose responsibility it is. It's a crazy neo-tokyo thingy – and to make matters worse, since it's in this tiny dead space between tall buildings, there is no way for fresh air to get to the air-cons to begin with! Everyone in these buildings is breathing the same rancid, post-apocalypse air that's been through these filthy monsters hundreds of times. Awesome!
Keep in mind, MOST (I'm making that up) of the aircons in space-starved Tokyo are hidden in these filthy nooks and crannies, but it's only here you can actually see behind the facades.
It looks like Katamari Damacy and Mad Max had a baby.
bonus pic: neighboring conditioners in a wall:
Here's the Google Map of the spot in case you want to take your picture with Brutal Aircon Hell Tower:8 comments Tags: air conditioners, pollution, shibuya —