|Above, the Asahi Beer Hall with the Tokyo Skytree in the background at left. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The Asahi Shimbun has some "then and now" photos of the Asahi Beer headquarters next to the Sumida River along with a history of the brewery.
It starts with:
To some, it appears enticing, like the frothy head of a beer. To others, it resembles a “golden poop.” But one thing everyone has to agree on is that there’s a massive metallic-looking piece of art sitting atop a building in downtown Tokyo.Today, the Asahi headquarters, known as the Asahi Beer Hall, is known for a building that resembles a mug of beer and the "golden flame" sculpture.
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