Tag Archives: Tokyo

The great cities after WWII

Today is the 50th anniversary of the day Japan’s surrender in World War II was announced – a holiday still celebrated in no U.S. state but Rhode Island. It is a day to remember those who died, those who sacrificed, … Continue reading

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Hari-kari for Ha-Ha bowl

Zaha “Ha-Ha” Hadid’s design for an Olympic stadium for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo has been controversial since Japan was selected to host the games in 2013. Now Hadid’s proposal has been axed by Japanese officials. You might almost … Continue reading

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More Zaha stadium flap

Please don’t misinterpret these remarks as in any sense a defense of Zaha Hadid. Her proposed 2020 Olympic stadium in Tokyo has been mired in controversy and budget cuts, and  now one of Japan’s leading architects, Arato Isozaki, has sent … Continue reading

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