We were fortunate to have the opportunity to view the Nakagin Capsule Tower, a landmark of the Metabolism movement, yesterday with Professor Julian Worrall of Waseda University.
As Dr. Worrell pointed out to us, the tower and its surroundings illustrate the somewhat confusing state of preservation in Tokyo. Just nearby, one may discover a recently constructed 1:1 replica of the original Shiodome station, the earliest in Tokyo, which hasn't stood for about eighty years. Meanwhile, an authentic architectural landmark, literally feet away, is slated for demolition.