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Throwback Thursday: The Sofitel in Ueno, Tokyo

The Sofitel Ueno, overlooking Ueno Park’s Shinobazu Pond, was one of my favorite (weird) buildings in Tokyo…until it was demolished in between late 2006 and mid-2008.  Heck, the Sofitel wasn’t around that long to begin with, opening only in 1994. … Continue reading

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New York’s Halloween Tower

The Halloween Tower, by Madison Square Park in Manhattan, New York is rather nondescript. As of today, the 31st of October, 2014, there is still scaffolding cloaking much of the 12-story structure.  Chances are you would have no idea that … Continue reading

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Unusual Buildings of Jiangsu Province (江苏省), China

There’s an irreverence so contagious among mainland China’s buildings that I’d be loathe not to add that I really enjoy scoping them out.  Considering the rapidly growing urban populations and seemingly endless number of smoke-addled cities  that house said residents, … Continue reading

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