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Tokyo's incredible shrinking hotel

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka

Most things begin to shrink with time but you would never expect a whole building to shrink to half of its size. Tokyo has a building that is doing just that.†Oddly enough, though, is that the building is being demolished by a very unique method as well.

AT first glance, this former luxury hotel does not betray anything out of the ordinary.

However, Tokyo residents have started to notice something rather odd about this 40-storey building - it has shrunk to about half its original height.

Passers-by in the Japanese capitalís Akasaka district have witnessed the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka being demolished by construction company Taisei Corporation with a rather unique method.

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