Shuri Castle (Okinawa battlesite) was destroyed by fire today.
It was completely destroyed in World War II. What was destroyed in the fire was a reconstruction. While it's unfortunate, it was already too late. "The current castle was rebuilt and opened to the public in 1992." https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50244169Oh, man, that's a crying shame. You hate to see any historic building/aircraft/vehicle etc. lost like that.
It is just part of the cycle of life. I want to add perspective and not to say it is not important.For 450 years from 1429, it was the royal court and administrative center of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It was the focal point of foreign trade, as well as the political, economic, and cultural heart of the Ryukyu Islands. According to records, the castle burned down several times, and rebuilt each time.