Architecture of Tokyo

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Architecture in Tokyo has largely been shaped by Tokyo's history. Twice in recent history has the metropolis been left in ruins: first in the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake and later after extensive firebombing in World war II.[1] Because of this, Tokyo's current urban landscape is mostly modern and contemporary architecture, and older buildings are scarce.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Hidenobu Jinnai. Tokyo: A Spatial Anthropology. University of California Press (1995), p1-3. ISBN 0-520-07135-2.