While we are on the subject of new developments along the Joban line, it should be mentioned that over the last couple of years, Tsuchiura Station has also undergone a radical transformation. Directly across from the Tsukuba side of the station, a large tract of land has been transformed into a new shopping center, public hall, parking and housing complex. The new Itoyokado Department Store takes center stage, with the adjacent 30 story "Solid Tower" building now holding the claim to being the tallest building in Ibaraki. The lower few floors of "Solid Tower" consist of a multistory car park with the unique feature of having a ramp from the highest parking level going directly onto the top of Itoyokado building for additional parking on the top of it. The remainder of the tower above the parking structure is made up of apartments.
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