Nakagin Capsule Tower to be demolished from March 2022

The iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower in Ginza, designed by the late and great Kisho Kurokawa, will reportedly be demolished from March 2022. After years of disagreement, the capsules owners decided to sell the 49-year old condo-style apartment building to a real estate company this spring. That company will demolish it and build something new in its place.

 

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Imperial Hotel confirms Kyoto project

On May 12, the Imperial Hotel officially released plans for their luxury hotel project in Kyoto’s Gion district. This will be the fourth Imperial Hotel in Japan and the newest in almost three decades. It is also expected to be the most expensive of their hotels, with a level of service matching that of the Imperial Floors in their Tokyo hotel.

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