Risen in the East.
Photographs by Sato Shintaro
104 pp., color illustrations throughout, 14¼x10".
A photographic chronicle of the conception, construction and realization of the Tokyo Sky Tree – at 634 metres, the tallest tower in the world, and second-tallest structure after the Burj Khalifa – which was finally completed in February 2012. While it primarily functions as a broadcasting tower, it is also a restaurant and observation tower. With panoramic photographs and a variety of perspectives, from high above the city to street-level neighbourhood corners, this book captures the integration of a new, super-tall structure into the fabric of a bustling city.