Japan, 1951: Rebuilding in the Post-War Period, Construction in central Tokyo.

Dublin Core

Title

Japan, 1951: Rebuilding in the Post-War Period, Construction in central Tokyo.

Subject

Geography-Cityscapes; Business-Office; Environment-Geology;

Description

Beginning the International Building in central Tokyo. the steelwork allows some flexibility to accomodate for the earthquake shocks. The weight of the steel structure causes it to sink into the swamp on which Tokyo is built, similar to those of Chicago and Shangai. The sign tells that the building has already sunk 18 of the 50 feet required for the four subtererrean stories. A maximum of 9 stories are permitted above ground. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of the images for his family and others.
The images in the Rinden Kanost Collection were all taken by Arthur Rinden and conserved by his daughter, Margaret Kanost, and her husband, Richard. The material is presented here through the generosity of Margaret Kanost. -- Please see images ecasia000573 and ecasia000574 for detailed information regarding this set of images and about the collection, as a whole. -- Editorial assistant: Marcus Davis. Collection Librarian: Amy Bryant. Please send comments or content corrections to Michael Thiedeman, Professor of Art, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374 USA. email address: mikethiedeman@mac.com

Date

1951

Contributor

Rinden, Arthur O.
Earlham College

Rights

Material may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project, to Earlham College, and to the photographer. Arthur O. Rinden estate retains copyright.

Relation

ecasia000573 and ecasia000574

Format

Image/jpeg

Type

still image

Identifier

ecasia000496
ecasia_a_000496

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
Japan (country), Kanto (region), Tokyo (metropolis)
1001032

Files

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Citation

“Japan, 1951: Rebuilding in the Post-War Period, Construction in central Tokyo.,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/1314.