Asahi Super Dry Hall

Architecture in Asakusa & Sumida River

Also known as Asahi Beer Hall, the headquarters of the brewery – designed by Philippe Starck and completed in 1989 –remains one of Tokyo's most distinctive buildings. The tower, with its golden glass facade and white top floors, is supposed to evoke a giant mug of beer, while the golden blob atop the lower jet-black building is the flame (locals, however, refer to it as the 'golden turd').