October 21st 2019
Nagoya City released a full-scale model of the staircase going up from the first floor to the second floor of the Nagoya Castle castle tower aiming for wooden restoration on the 21st. Nagoya city has a policy not to install an elevator in the new castle tower, and will use the model to demonstrate the barrier-free measures provided by the new technology.
According to the city, the model has 17 steps with a width of about 1.4 to 1.6 meters and a height of about 4 meters. US hiba wood was used to recreate the appearance of the Pacific War before it was destroyed in 1945. It is also used to study evacuation methods for emergency situations such as fires.
The city will continue to develop new technologies in FY2019. Disability groups are strongly protesting the absence of elevators.