Capital Hill

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Upscale: The new complex is full of top shops

Tokyo developer Minoru Mori doesn't shy away from big projects. Coming swiftly in the wake of his successful Roppongi Hills development is the massive Omotesando Hills omotesandohills.com retail and residential complex, designed by Tadao Ando, the Japanese architect famous for his grand public buildings. Despite the plain concrete exteriors that are a staple of his work, Ando has managed to pay homage to the old apartment buildings the development has controversially replaced, with one section not only resembling the original facades, but also including a [an error occurred while processing this directive]gallery of photographs of what was there...

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