Monday, 25 October 2010

Spot the problem


In Lumine Est at Shinjuku.  Look hard... there's a major problem.

8 comments:

Nakamuras on Saipan said...

Is it the railing? It looks really high-maybe just the angle of the camera?

Cecilia said...

Good try, but it's not the railing.
Look at the back on the left.

Cecilia said...

Not the top left, the top left quarter. Maybe I need another trip to Shinjuku to take a clearer photo.

Cecilia said...

HINT:

What is at the top of the stairs on the LHS?

Nakamuras on Saipan said...

I'm not sure if I'm correct but when I look it looks like a sliding door that won't be able to close because the yellow railing sticks out too far...I'm probably WAY off base though. Or maybe the aircon looking thingy in the back left corner....aircon in an open room? Other than that..I'm stumped.

Cecilia said...

My family have been lame and guessed via email...

The back LHS is a lift (elevator). The back glass is a window, not a door. Imagine wheeling your wheel chair out of the lift....

OOOPPPsss .... bump bump bump down the stairs

Katsunori said...

Did you check other way to access the elevator?

Seems to me, It rare case for the size and age of building.
They must comply Transportation Accessibility Improvement Law (バリアフリー新法) now.
However the law does not grantee 100% accessibility for handicaps.

Japan’s Transportation Policies for the Elderly and Disabled
http://www.internationaltransportforum.org/europe/ecmt/urban/Tokyo05/Akiyama.pdf

I LOLed when I saw 45 degree sloop at in front of a shop in Manila.
Even I couldn't hike up

Cecilia said...

It's the ground floor at Shinjuku station next to the south exit. The floors above are OK from memory, but there is no other lift entrance on the ground floor - which actually means if you had a wheel chair you couldn't get in in the first place.

On a brighter note for disabled access, the Yamanote line is almost complete for putting in lifts.