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Concrete Jungle Japan

Japan’s urban areas are known for their dense concrete jungle. Some places almost look as if they were completely spared from urban planning and development regulations. One notable example is Osaka’s Gate Tower Building.

At first sight, it seems like any other multi-floor office structure. Except for that it is being passed through by a highway offramp, the Umeda exit of the Hanshin expressway. In the building’s main lobby, the expressway operator is listed as tenant for floor levels 5–7.

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