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In Tokyo, Parking Cars Makes More Money Than Parking People

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Images credit Van Der Architects Land assembly is tough in Tokyo; families often have owned little tiny plots for generations. These become their main source of income and they rarely sell them, to develop them, they often build really silly and inefficient sliver buildings with minuscule footprints. This one, by Martin Van Der Linden of Van Der Architects, has a floor area of 74.4 square meters, or 800 square feet. What is also fascinating, and depressing, is that it makes more economic sense to build a parking tower than an apartment building.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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