Memorial for Japan skyscraper man (Scotland)





An Edinburgh engineer worshipped as a hero in Japan is finally being honoured in his home city of Edinburgh.

William K Burton is feted in Japan for his work designing the country's first skyscraper and clean water systems for its cities in the 1800s.

His work helped Japan beat disease and become an industrialised nation.

A bench is to be unveiled on Saturday at Edinburgh Napier University's Craig House garden, which used to be his family home.



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