Tokyo | Historical Documents, Tokyo Bay
Photo of Tokyo Bay © 1967, Japan Press Research Institute
Photo of Tokyo Bay © 2013, Japan Press Research Institute
Displayed in the same exhibition, the first photo shows a view from Tokyo Bay, taken in 1967. This is the year when the Kasumigaseki Building, Tokyo’s first skyscraper, was under construction after building height regulations had been dropped some years earlier.
Shown in the second photo is an urban landscape of the 21st century that has gone through a sea change. While the 156-meter-high office tower goes hardly noticed in today’s skyline, back then only Tokyo Tower rose to the sky with it.