A wise Curbed commenter points us to the above image of the Tokyo International Forum (right), which bares a striking resemblance to the proposed seven-story vertical mall at the corner of Vermont and Wilshire (left). The resemblance is uncanny! Since the Koreans are taking over Little Tokyo, is this the Japanese response? Assault by architecture! "We'll plop our Tokyo building in your LaLa land of kim-chi?" Game on!
· Wilshire and Vermont Mall Rendered: Where Is the Vertical? [Curbed LA]