Kyoto Animation studio affected by arson to be torn down

The building that was home to a studio of Kyoto Animation that suffered an arson attack on July 18th, 2019 is to be torn down.

NHK reported that the animation company revealed its intention to demolish the structure with neighbouring residents and businesses on Saturday.

Before demolition can begin, which is expected to start in January 2020, the interior of the undergo further clean up, as well as scaffolding erected on the exterior. No details were provided about how the space is to be used once demolition is completed.

Hideaki Hatta, president and CEO of Kyoto Animation, had brought up the subject of demolition during a press conference in October. He added that it “…pained him deeply” seeing the damaged studio.

Source: NHK World

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