Japan Presents - the Incredible Shrinking Building

Tokyo's Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka is a shadow of its former self - and it's shrinking by the day. Floor by floor the building is being demolished from the inside, a clean and efficient technique being used for the first time. It was developed by ther Taisei Corporation's Hideki Ichihara. "The cap which sits on top of the building will be jacked down in stages so the building you see behind me has been reduced from an original height of 140 meters and is now around 80 meters."