11 June 2007

The ephemerality of the future

Excellent bit from iMomus last week:

The city is shockingly unstable. Buildings disappear, replaced by new ones. Entire districts come and go, seemingly overnight. [...] Tokyo is a city where yesterday's tomorrow is constantly being replaced by today's.

Good for reading all the way through, if only for his discussion of why Tokyo is the quintessential postmodern city.