Local News

Space World Symbol to be Demolished

The former symbol of Space World is due to be demolished. Developers had hoped to sell the full-scale replica space shuttle that stood at the entrance to the Kitakyushu-based theme park before its closure at the end of last year. A deadline for bids had been set at the end of June, however no buyer was found. Kitakyushu City has decided they not to take ownership of the 60-meter tall model due to financial concerns. The cost of repair work and maintenance had been estimated at ¥1 billion. The shuttle will be dismantled at a later date in the future. Source: NHK News Web Fukuoka, 8/31/2018

Photo: Sanjo

Disclaimer: Fukuoka Now posts summaries of Kyushu area related news for the benefit of those who cannot read Japanese. Contents posted here are mostly summaries of publicly posted news stories from Japanese media organizations. Errors might occur during translation. Those errors are ours, and not the news source’s. Photos and images are sourced separately and are for illustrative purposes only. Please use this form to send feedback and questions.

Published: Sep 11, 2018 / Last Updated: Sep 11, 2018