Tokyo Views – Smallscrapers

Although blessed with several large parks and other open areas to break up the space, Tokyo is a crowded city. Land is at a premium, and prior to the age of bulldozer development people generally made use of the piece of land that they had access to. Attempting to maximize small lots led to buildings going up to what seems to me to be the limits of building stability for the materials and techniques employed – which I have come to call smallscrapers.

Below are several examples I have come across over the last several months:

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