The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka Demolition Work Continues

The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka demolition works continue
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Tokyo, Japan – Demolition work continues for the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka in the heart of Tokyo on January 11, left, and April 1, 2013. Once the building is totally demolished in May, railway and hotel operator Seibu Holdings will construct two buildings – a 36-story structure consisting of offices, a hotel and a commercial complex; and a 24-story building comprising rental apartments that are scheduled to open in summer 2016. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka demolition works continue
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Tokyo, Japan – No it’s not an April Fool’s joke. Now you don’t see what was there. The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, or better known as Akasaka Prince that once stood majestically over the imperial moat in the heart of Tokyo, barely retains what it used to look as demolition work continues at the upscale residential and commercial area of Akasaka on Monday, April 1, 2013. Opened in 1955, the 39-story hotel once boasted spectacular night view of the nation’s capital closed the visitors’ book on its 55-year history in June 2011. Once the building is totally demolished, railway and hotel operator Seibu Holdings will construct two buildings – a 36-story structure consisting of offices, a hotel and a commercial complex; and a 24-story building comprising rental apartments that are scheduled to open in summer 2016. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)