Nakagin Capsule Tower No More

I’m usually fine with Tokyo’s chaotic path of renewal, but this is sad.

Kisho Kurokawa’s iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower is scheduled to be demolished and replaced by a new 14-story tower. The Metabolist capsule building consists of 140 units attached to a central core, articulating the ideology behind the Metabolist movement of the 1960s and 1970s, which envisioned cities formed of modular components. (Archinect)