rndrd: “Hiroshi Hara. Japan Architect Oct 1989, 33 “This structure will allow for the creation of a floating celestial garden, a concept whose origin goes back to Babylon, the tower of Samara, the tower of Tigal and Laputa Island.” ”
Scared of heights? In Osaka, Japan, the Umeda Sky Building is an architectural marvel with two towers bridged in the center by an escalator. Designed by architect Hiroshi Hara, this glass and steel structure is hardly for the faint of heart. #osaka #japan #skyscraper #architecture
Hiroshi Hara (9 September 1936) is a Japanese architect and author on architecture. His major works, including Kyōto Station, the Umeda Sky Building in Osaka, the Yamato International building in Tokyo, the Sapporo Dome in Hokkaidō, and other important structures in Japan, have earned many awards. With a doctorate in engineering, he was a professor at the University of Tokyo until 1997, and has held an emeritus position since that time.