Birth of a Building

There seems to be at least one construction project going on in my neighborhood at any time. That’s Tokyo. Buildings disappear and new ones come up constantly, all within a couple months.

Last year an old wooden house was demolished to make way for a new building. This one happened to be right in front of my apartment building so I took pictures of it through the whole process.

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I remember the day when they removed the roof. There were great plumes of dust and debris from the crumbling shingles. I felt sorry for the people who lived downwind. Hopefully they didn’t hang any laundry that day. Continue reading Birth of a Building