found it !
okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve been a little obsessed. More than a little, even. Ever since the helicopter sequence at the very beginning of inception, I’ve been meaning to find out more about this building. Today I took the time to do my internet investigation and this is what I found out.
It is called “Izumi Garden Tower” and you can find it HERE, in tokyo. It was apparently built by the largest architectural office in japan, NIKKEN SEKKEI. But I couldn’t find the reference at their website. It sits right on top of a metro station.
If you do an image search, you’ll find out I’m not the only one who thinks that these nine extruded squares packed together are extremely cool. I love the idea of a building that is its own skyline. But I couldn’t find any inception-related references to it.
Now, a request : does anyone happen to have a floorplan of the building ? I’d love to know exact proportions _ i’m guessing something like 30 m x 30 m as a base, but would love to know for sure. ALSO, what is the crazy hat building in the last photo ? anyone ?