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NYT Style Magazine Explores the Cultural Reasons Behind the Demolition of Japan's Hotel Okura

NYT Style Magazine Explores the Cultural Reasons Behind the Demolition of Japan's Hotel Okura
NYT Style Magazine Explores the Cultural Reasons Behind the Demolition of Japan's Hotel Okura, © Flickr CC User no_typographic_man
© Flickr CC User no_typographic_man

About a year ago, it was announced that Hotel Okura, one of Tokyo’s best-known modernist landmarks, was headed for demolition. With the impending demolition date of the hotel, deemed a “beautiful orphan child,” set for this September, an article from T: The New York Times Style Magazine’s upcoming Women’s Fashion issue looks at Japan's "ambivalent — and unsentimental — relationship with its Modernist architecture."

Entitled “History Has No Place”, the article explores the sentiments—and lack thereof—surrounding the demolition of the 1962 Hotel Okura to make room for “two no doubt anonymous glass towers, meant to announce Japan’s continuing position in the big leagues, as the host of the 2020 Olympics.”

Read the full piece, and its take on cultural perspectives regarding change, here.

Cite: Sabrina Santos. "NYT Style Magazine Explores the Cultural Reasons Behind the Demolition of Japan's Hotel Okura" 13 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771734/nyt-style-magazine-explores-the-cultural-reasons-behind-the-demolition-of-japans-hotel-okura/> ISSN 0719-8884
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