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Imperial Hotel Tokyo's palatial makeover unveiled

Multitiered design envisioned by famed architect Tsuyoshi Tane

The redesigned Imperial Hotel in Tokyo by architect Tsuyoshi Tane features a beige stone exterior. (Courtesy of Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects)

TOKYO -- The Imperial Hotel Tokyo, a famed landmark slated to undergo a lengthy $2 billion reconstruction, revealed on Wednesday the new design for the main building, which will resemble a multitiered palace.

Paris-based architect Tsuyoshi Tane chose a beige color scheme for the stone exterior. The midrise hotel will look like a staircase, with the "first step" entrance facing Hibiya Park.

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