Loss of an art deco landmark

San Francisco

Regarding the Oct. 1 Kyodo article “Photos offer rare aerial views of Tokyo in 1922“: I would like to see an article explain why Japan does not preserve historic buildings. I worked in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo in the 1980s and recall what a gem the Maru Biru was. Why did the government and people allow it to be destroyed?

Do Japanese only like new things? I don’t believe that.

These aerial photos will show what a loss it was to replace the art deco landmark Marunouchi Building with another cold glass tower. So sad.

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paul walker