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Tokyo’s Iconic Capsule Tower Cubes Get a New Lease on Life

Designed by Kisho Kurokawa, almost two dozen units from the dismantled architectural icon are being restored to become museum pieces

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A Second Life for Tokyo's Capsule Tower Cubes

Before Tokyo's Nakagin Capsule Tower was dismantled earlier this year, architecture aficionados flocked for one final glimpse of the strange 13-story building of 140 interlocking grey cubes.

The edifice is no more, along with the flurry of media coverage on its demise. Yet, in a warehouse just outside the city, almost two dozen capsules are undergoing restoration to prepare them for a new life.