Frank Lloyd Wright, Architectural Block from the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, 1916-1922
Collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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March 1967 - The old building of Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, will be pulled down late this year “to make way for a multi-story structure,” the Japan Times reported. [The Milwaukee Sentinel]
The newest edition to kick off the 2013 LEGO Architecture Landmark Series is the renowned Imperial Hotel of Tokyo, Japan. This famous work by historically renown architect Frank Lloyd Wright is remarkably captured in this scaled down version of the historic building. Although the original structure no longer stands, architecture aficionados can explore the design of this classic building and construct their own personal landmark ringing in at around $95USD.
Edit: Thanks for Post History’s note that this photo of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel is rebuilt at Meijimura near Nagoya, not the complete old one in Tokyo, Japan, which was demolished in 1968.
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, 1923 (demolished, 1968) — Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel in Tokyo was renowned for withstanding the earthquake of 1923, when nearly all other important buildings were destroyed by seismic activity or fire.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel (shown here in pre-WWII Tokyo, Japan) was designed in 1915 and survived the 8.3-magnitude Great Kantō earthquake of 1923.
Yodokō guest house (1924), Ashiya, Japan
Built as the summer villa for the well-to-do brewer of Sakura-Masamune sake, Tazaemon Yamamura, and the only surviving Frank Lloyd Wright residence in Japan.