Designed by Tange Kenzō, the Yoyogi National Gymnasium (国立代々木競技場) has been finished in 1964 to accomodate the swimming and diving events during the Olympic Summer Games of 1964 in Tokyo. Its suspension roof design inspired Otto Frei’s arena designs for the Summer Olympics in Munich, 1972.

The arena holds about 13,000 people and is now primarily used for basketball games and concerts.

Although you see the traces of its age, its construction and design is still overwhelming. One more iconic building that Tange left in Tokyo…

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