Construction Time-lapse | New annex of the TTM 東京都庭園美術館新館が完成するまで Date: December 11, 2011 - April 2, 2014

Construction Time-lapse | New annex of the TTM 東京都庭園美術館新館が完成するまで Date: December 11, 2011 - April 2, 2014

Sandblasting to remove layers of paint from the doors of the main gate.

Sandblasting to remove layers of paint from the doors of the main gate.

A door from the main gate is suspended from a crane, to send it off for restoration.

A door from the main gate is suspended from a crane, to send it off for restoration.

[Prince’s Sitting Room] Hanging the restored wallpaper.

[Prince’s Sitting Room] Hanging the restored wallpaper.

[Prince’s Sitting Room] Comparing a photograph from when the building was completed with the restored wallpaper, to confirm how it should be hung.

[Prince’s Sitting Room] Comparing a photograph from when the building was completed with the restored wallpaper, to confirm how it should be hung.

Restoration of the white porcelain surface of the Perfume Tower. Since it was not pure white but had subtle hints of green mingled in it, great care was taken in blending the color.

Restoration of the white porcelain surface of the Perfume Tower. Since it was not pure white but had subtle hints of green mingled in it, great care was taken in blending the color.

Removing the Perfume Tower for restoration. Here it is being lifted using  a gantry crane.

Removing the Perfume Tower for restoration. Here it is being lifted using a gantry crane.

(For reference) A view of the Perfume Tower from above. Small pipes are visible between the spiral decorations.

(For reference) A view of the Perfume Tower from above. Small pipes are visible between the spiral decorations.

The Perfume Tower’s upper water basin. The brass basin has small pipes arranged around it; their ends are thought to be the nozzles through which water spouted out.

The Perfume Tower’s upper water basin. The brass basin has small pipes arranged around it; their ends are thought to be the nozzles through which water spouted out.

The upper set of lights in the Perfume Tower, which was designed by Henri Rapin and produced at the Sèvres factory. Here the decorative cover, with its spirals, has been removed.

The upper set of lights in the Perfume Tower, which was designed by Henri Rapin and produced at the Sèvres factory. Here the decorative cover, with its spirals, has been removed.

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