Farewell to Nakagin Tower
12 April 2022 | 12:00 am

Sadly, demolition work will begin on Nakagin Tower this week. I have written of my admiration of the building before. Constructed in 1972, it took just 30 days to erect the two service towers and install the 140 prefabricated capsules that make up the residential accommodation. The capsules were to be rotated out every 25 years - but that never happened and now the entire structure is in an advanced state of decay.

Finished The Cement Garden, by Ian McEwan on 2022-03-20
20 March 2022 | 12:00 am

  • Author: Ian McEwan
  • Rating: 👍👍👍👍
  • Completed: March 20, 2022

Deliciously dark.

Finished Disrupted, by Dan Lyons on 2022-03-09
9 March 2022 | 12:00 am

  • Author: Dan Lyons
  • Rating: 👍👍
  • Completed: March 9, 2022

Dan Lyons has a good sense of humour, and an axe to grind. He wields both of these powers effectively while walking us through the madness that is silicon valley start-up culture, but it too often feels like the sole purpose of the book is to get his own back at an employer that treated him badly. Just move-on, man.

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