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Old August 28th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #121
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"Inturist" hotel, Moscow,
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http://www.oldmos.ru/photo/view/11017
demolished in 2002

what replaced it: Ritz-Carlton Moscow

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Old November 24th, 2012, 03:48 AM   #122
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Now the World Trade Center Tokyo (163 m, 40 floors, opened 1970) is to be dismantled as well.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 04:25 AM   #123
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Both those buildings are/were nice
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Old December 6th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #124
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And another one will bite the dust in Tokyo next year.

Now it's the 130m tall Shinsei Bank Headquarters in Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku overlooking Hibiya Park that was constructed in 1993.

Here's a picture from this tower a couple of years ago before the new Iino Building was going up next to it.


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And here's a picture taken by me last year from Hibiya Park.




A new 20Fl tower will be constructed here before 2017, it will most likely have a similar height but with less floorspace. The tower had been vacant since 2010 when the Shinsei Bank moved to a new HQ in Nihombashi.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:57 PM   #125
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Old January 12th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #126
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Tokyo demolition list:

Demolished
- Hotel Sofitel Tokyo, Ueno (106m, 2008)
- Otemachi Financial Center, Otemachi (105.0m, 2012)
- AIG Building, Otemachi (95.01 m, 2012)
- Roppongi 25 Mori Building, Roppongi (89.8m, 2011)
- IBM Japan Building, Roppongi (87.40m, 2012)

Currently being demolished
- Asakasa Prince Hotel (138.9m, 2013)
- Resona Maruha Building, Otemachi (107.95m, 2013)
- Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank Otemachi Building, Otemachi (99.7m, 2013)

Soon to be demolished
- World Trade Center Building, Hamamatsucho (162.59m, 2017)
- Shinsei Bank Headquarters (130m, 2013)



News report in Japanese from inside the demolition of the Asakasa Prince Hotel.

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Old January 13th, 2013, 02:02 AM   #127
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Tokyo demolition list:


News report in Japanese from inside the demolition of the Asakasa Prince Hotel.

why they want to demolish that building?
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Old January 13th, 2013, 03:28 AM   #128
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It's being replaced by a new project. I liked the aforementioned old tower far more than what's proposed.
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Old January 13th, 2013, 03:31 AM   #129
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It's being replaced by a new project. I liked the aforementioned old tower far more than what the render offers.
quite a waste, that is a nice building
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Old January 13th, 2013, 03:38 AM   #130
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I agree, especially considering the proposal doesn't seem to utilize the any land better, which is a main reason why you see a fair number of skyscrapers demolished in Tokyo. Also, it might not conform to 1982 earthquake laws, which is actually the year it was completed, and any sort of renovation isn't as cost-effective for how much the land costs.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #131
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Great thread! Good material for a Skyscraper Obituary Cup.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 07:33 AM   #132
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The Henninger Turm, in Frankfurt, Germany, with 33 floors and a height of 120 metres (390 ft), and having been built in 1961, is currently under demolition for a new residential tower which resembles the former silo.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 11:25 PM   #133
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Tokyo wat r you doin?! Tokyo stahp!

That Shinsei Headquarters surprise me, the building looks like it is in excellent condition and the even the design looks not outdated. It's only 20 years old.

Also the destruction of the Sofiel came as a surprise to me.
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Tokyo Sofitel Hotel (110 meters - 26 stories),
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In Simcity 3000 unlimited there was a building inspired by the sofitel.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 11:52 PM   #134
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Not a skyscraper, but this is the tallest building ever demolished in my hometown, Fuengirola, Spain. Apartamentos Olivia, 11 floors tall. It will be replaced by a 5-star 14-floor hotel.
It's the one on the right:


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Old May 13th, 2013, 07:15 AM   #135
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Demolition of one of Toronto's last remaining art deco skyscrapers began a few days ago. The Concourse Building was built in 1928.

An Utter Disgrace, Shame On You Toronto. Bunch Of Peasants!




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Old May 13th, 2013, 02:09 PM   #136
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There was an attempt to save this building, but it failed. The developer plans to re-create 2 of the exterior walls; that's what passes for preservation in this city these days. As long as it appears from a distance that the building is still there, it is.

The reality is that 95% of this building will end up at the city dump. All the interior walls, interior spaces, floors, ceilings, etc. will be lost. Torontonians complain all the time about having so few historic buildings, but continue to tear down the ones they have.

A lot of the old heritage buildings you see in Toronto are actually just shells to give people the illusion that they're still there.
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I'm putting together a list of 16 demolished/destroyed skyscraper for the obituary cup. This is a list of examples I think should be in there

World Trade Center, New York
Home Insurance Building, Chicago
World Building, New York
Landmark Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
The Singer Building, NEw York
St. Paul Building, New York City
Tokyo Sofitel Hotel
Mercurio and Sao Vito buildings, Sao Paulo
Akasaka Prince Hotel in Tokyo
Morrison Hotel, Chicago
Centre International Rogier, Brussels

Here are some that could be selected.

City Investing Building, New York City
1515 Tower, West Palm Beach
Windsor Tower, Madrid
Manhattan Life Insurance Building, New York
Tower Building, Baltimore
Zurich Haus, Frankfurt
Red Road Development, Glasgow
First National Bank, Pittsburgh, 1912-1970.
UIC Building, Singapore
J.L. Hudson Department Store, Detroit
Toronto Star Building

Suggestions welcome
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Old May 13th, 2013, 05:54 PM   #139
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Southern Hotel in Baltimore. The Muhlebach Hotel in Kansas City. Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City.
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The Commonwealth Building in Louisville.
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