Work is nearing completion to restore Tokyo Station's Marunouchi building to its original form in 1914.
The inside of the building was shown to the media on Sept. 28.
East Japan Railway Co. has been reproducing two domes destroyed by an Allied air raid in May 1945 and the third-floor section dismantled during postwar reconstruction.
The ceilings and walls inside the domes will also be restored to their original designs. The reliefs of eagles and Chinese zodiac animals will be reproduced based on documents and attached on the inside of the domes.
Tokyo Station's Marunouchi building in the capital's Chiyoda Ward opened in 1914.
The restoration work started in May 2007. The exterior work will be completed by March, and some facilities will open for service in June 2012.
Natural slate produced in Ishinomaki and Tome, both in Miyagi Prefecture, will be used for the roofs.
A company stored the slate for Tokyo Station at its factory in Ishinomaki, but some of it was washed away by the tsunami caused by the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake.
The company eventually found the lost slate and delivered the materials to JR East.
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