Inside Our July-August 2022 Problem

From an architectural viewpoint, Tokyo is in contrast to every other metropolis on Earth. It is a huge, sprawling metropolis that’s always rising and evolving at breakneck pace. As we sit in our workplace on the thirty first flooring of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower constructing, it appears like we now have front-row seats to the very best present on the town. So far as the attention can see, bold new buildings beneath building pepper the skyline, competing for house with shrines, parks and shotengai that have not modified for generations.

On the floor, it’s extremely obscure how Tokyo works as a metropolis. As you stroll via nearly any neighborhood, city planning appears to be one thing of an afterthought. Model new, high-end industrial actual property mixes with retro purchasing streets and residential properties with none apparent rhyme or motive. And that is exactly why Tokyo is such a singular and interesting place to dwell. It would not make sense however in some way it nonetheless works.

On this subject, we had been fortunate sufficient to talk with some specialists of their respective fields who had been in a position to give us the within monitor on how this metropolis is evolving. From the inside to the outside and every thing in between, we have tried our greatest to make sense of the forces shaping the panorama of the town.

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