Demolition, Man - Design Bureau

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Demolition, Man

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The DB team has skyscrapers on its mind as we're working on our upcoming architecture issue, but while we're mostly concerned with the innovative ones that are going up, the New York Times has an interesting story up about how they're coming down. In dense Tokyo, rather than implode outdated high-rises, they neatly disassemble them from the top down, like this 40-story tower designed by Pritzker Prize winner Kenzo Tange that's a mere 31 years old. Read (and watch) about it here.