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Japanese construction company Taisei Corporation manager Hideki Ichihara displays a scale model of the upper part of the former 40 floor luxury hotel Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka in Tokyo. Passers-by in Tokyo's busy Akasaka district have started to notice something odd about a 40-floor hotel -- it has shrunk to about half its original height. Engineers reinforced the top floor with steel beams and then effectively lopped it off, keeping it in place to be used as an adjustable lid that can be lowered down the building on an external support frame. Slowly but surely, and with none of the explosions or dust normally associated with the demolition of skyscrapers, the hotel is being torn down. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Japanese construction company Taisei Corporation manager Hideki Ichihara displays a scale model of the upper part of the former 40 floor luxury hotel Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka in Tokyo. Passers-by in Tokyo's busy Akasaka district have started to notice something odd about a 40-floor hotel -- it has shrunk to about half its original height. Engineers reinforced the top floor with steel beams and then effectively lopped it off, keeping it in place to be used as an adjustable lid that can be lowered down the building on an external support frame. Slowly but surely, and with none of the explosions or dust normally associated with the demolition of skyscrapers, the hotel is being torn down. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
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February 27, 2013
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Japanese construction company Taisei Corporation manager Hideki... News Photo 162788026Architecture,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Business,Construction,Display,Floor,High Section,Japan,Japanese,Luxury,Manager,Model,Scale,Tokyo Prefecture,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPJapanese construction company Taisei Corporation manager Hideki Ichihara displays a scale model of the upper part of the former 40 floor luxury hotel Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka in Tokyo. Passers-by in Tokyo's busy Akasaka district have started to notice something odd about a 40-floor hotel -- it has shrunk to about half its original height. Engineers reinforced the top floor with steel beams and then effectively lopped it off, keeping it in place to be used as an adjustable lid that can be lowered down the building on an external support frame. Slowly but surely, and with none of the explosions or dust normally associated with the demolition of skyscrapers, the hotel is being torn down. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)