"Tokyo Housing"
Tokyo Housing
Houses like the one on the left are oftentimes quite nice, with a time-tested design and quite comfortable in the middle of several shade trees.  Land prices have proven to be an enemy of trees however, and much of Tokyo is like the middle photo.  Nothing especially wrong in that picture, but when you've seen how nice a residence like the one on the left is, a largely treeless expanse of houses packed close together doesn't quite seem like the best housing design for a city to have.  Enter the monster apartment building on the right.  For the past several years, tower residences such as this one have been going up one after another.  Of the three, I'd be happy to live in either the left or the right photos - not too sure about the middle one though.         Copyright 2004 - Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon, ITG, Tokyo