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Farewell to Tokyo’s famous Capsule Tower

The demolition of the Nakagin Capsule Tower in the famous Tokyo shopping district Ginza will start on April 12. The building is famous because it is built in the style of metabolism architecture. However, the concrete and steel have decayed in the 50 years since their construction in 1972. Beyond the sad feelings of architecture fans, the demolition symbolizes two strong trends in the real estate market: The building generation of the 1980s is being replaced, while their ownership also undergoes a generational transfer.

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