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70822-0020 - Demolition of Ryounkaku

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Tokyo Taisho 1920s Unknown
Photographs in a magazine article show the demolition of the ruins of Ryounkaku in Tokyo in 1923. Japan’s very first skyscraper, and better known as Junikai or Twelve Stories, the tower was Tokyo’s most famous symbol. The tower was heavily damaged during the Great Kanto Earthquake (Kanto Daishinsai) of September 1, 1923 (Taisho 12).
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