Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower faces renewed threats of demolition

While much ink has been spilled over the perpetually imminent demise of Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo, it would appear that the end is once again nigh… perhaps for real this time.

As detailed by the Tokyo Reporter blog, Japanese media outlet J-Cast reported earlier this month that the management association for the 13-story mixed-use residential and office tower on the fringes of Tokyo’s Ginza district have voted to sell the iconic building to the landowner. This move could potentially lead to its demolition to make way for new development in the face of efforts to save and preserve the nearly 50-year-old landmark, which, as widely reported,

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