SIX YEARS AFTER: Haunting Miyagi Symbol Of 2011 Tsunami Gets A Fresh Paint Job

A town government building here that was reduced to a skeletal structure after the tsunami in 2011 smashed into it and killed 43 people seeking refuge has gotten a facelift.Video was shot on February 17, 2017, Japan. The wraps were lifted off the building for the first time in about three months to display the completion of the repair work carried out by the Miyagi prefectural government. The steel frame has been reinforced and painted with a corrosion inhibitor. The reddish brown frame now gleams when the sun is out. As a result, it now appears as it did immediately after the tsunami generated by the magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. The prefectural government will manage the building until 2031, which will mark the 20th anniversary of the disaster. Until then, the town's residents are expected to decide whether the building should be preserved or dismantled.


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Clip #:643208854HD
Collection:The Asahi Shimbun Video
Date created:17 February, 2017
Licence type:Rights-ready
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Clip length:00:01:06:20
Location:minamisanriku, Japan
Mastered to:QuickTime 8-bit Photo-JPEG HD 1920x1080 29.97p More information
Source:The Asahi Shimbun Video
Object name:20170217minamisanriku.renovated.building.tsunami.earthquake.mov
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