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Nakagin Capsule Tower

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Kisho Kurokawa’s famed Nakagin Capsule Tower is set to be demolished according to the NY Times.

“A rare built example of Japanese Metabolism, a movement whose fantastic urban visions became emblems of the country’s postwar cultural resurgence, the 1972 Capsule Tower is in a decrepit state. Its residents, tired of living in squalid, cramped conditions, voted two years ago to demolish it and are now searching for a developer to replace it with a bigger, more modern tower. That the building is still standing has more to do with the current financial malaise than with an understanding of its historical worth.”

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Via Stuart Hobday.

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