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Shohei Elementary School, Tokyo. Due to the scarcity and high cost of land in Tokyo, the schools’ playground was constructed on the roof, above the sixth-floor classrooms. There is a retractable roof that plays music when it closes. There is also a gym, swimming pool, and library. The school cost seven billion yen, or U.S. $60 million, to build.

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