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Old Posted Feb 19, 2006, 6:12 AM
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Stuff like that pisses me off. ^
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if that pisses you off, then prepare to be pissed all the time.


the seagram building


the lever house

there's about a zillion different imitations of the original bauhaus style skyscrapers. unfortunately the inherent simplicity allowed many cut rate imitations to sully the style.

then there's this original:


with the following imitations:

the san remo apartments


the wrigley building


the palace of science and culture in warsaw

it's strange how an islamic moorish tower with a renaissance capital could inspire both icons of capitalism and icons of communism.
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How about these two.......what a resemblence!
Oklahoma City - "The Tower" (yeah ok it is a really unorigional name)


And..
Park Central in Dallas


Personally I like the bigger and more colorful OKC tower....bad name and all.
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There's a [white] tower in Milwaukee that's almost identical to 140 William Street in Melbourne - 140W was a joint local & SOM project.





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There's a [white] tower in Milwaukee that's almost identical to 140 William Street in Melbourne - 140W was a joint local & SOM project.
First Wisconsin Centre, later Firstar Center and now US Bank Center was built in 1973 by SOM (specifically Fazlur Kahn). 140 William was completed while Firstar was under construction.


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Here's a new pair.

Sears Tower, Chicago


Izumi Garden Tower, Tokyo
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How about these two.......what a resemblence!
Oklahoma City - "The Tower" (yeah ok it is a really unorigional name)
That's my picture! Cool... haha.
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cha-ching, thanks CGII
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These two aren't exactly alike, but remind me of one another enough to post them here. Regions Bank Bldg. Mobile, Al. on your left, and The Fisher Bldg. Detroit on your right.



Milwaukee, Detroit



Nashville, Detroit



The Peachtree Center, Atlanta, and The Ren. Cen. in Detroit



I do not claim any credit for these pics, All credit goes to Emporis and the photographers that took
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300 Wisconsin was built before Comerica, and was specially designed to recall the Pabst Building, which stood on the site before it had to be dismantled due to structural problems.
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Embarcadero center in San Fran + First National building in Omaha
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williams tower (houston)



bank of america (atlanta)



if you discount the spires and their color, they are about the same size and their setbacks are almost the same.
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^wow I never noticed that
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Do you know of any buildings that have cousins in another city?

Pittsburgh - 1 PPG Place



Seoul - a church




THIS ticks me off to NO END.
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Gherkin, London
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Torre Agbar, Barcelona
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Quote:
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These two aren't exactly alike, but remind me of one another enough to post them here. Regions Bank Bldg. Mobile, Al. on your left, and The Fisher Bldg. Detroit on your right.



The Peachtree Center, Atlanta, and The Ren. Cen. in Detroit

The Fisher Building stands in a class by itself! It is incomparable!

The Peachtree, RenCen, and the Westin Bonaventure are actually fraternal Triplets with the same father: architect John Portman.
Here is the Bonaventure in Los Angeles:

The Peachtree and the RenCen's central hotel are very similar while the Rec Cen and the Bonaventure share the concept of the four subsidiary towers.
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Montreal's 1250 Rene-Levesque:


Arlington's 1801 North Lynn:

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Philadelphia's Mellon Bank Center: from the good folks at phillyskyline.com


Montgomery's AM South Bank Building:

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Detroit's Real Estate Exchange Building (and since it's Detroit - of course it's been demolished)


Pittsburgh's PPG Place:

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Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning (especially during the old steel mill days - when all Pittsburgh structures were covered in a gritty black soot):


Chicago's Sears Tower:


think of the setbacks and use your imagination. Or maybe I just smoke too much weed....?
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Chicago's Water Tower Place:


Milwaukee's US Bank Tower:

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Atlanta's Bell South Building:


Detroit's McNamara (Federal) Building:
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Los Angeles U.S. Bank Tower:




and Singapore's UOB Plaza One:


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Hey folks, I think we've got the winners!

And yes, these are two different buildings. Count the floors if you don't believe it!

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Quote:
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How about these two.......what a resemblence!
Oklahoma City - "The Tower" (yeah ok it is a really unorigional name)


And..
Park Central in Dallas


Personally I like the bigger and more colorful OKC tower....bad name and all.
Tour de Bourse (aka Place Victoria), Montreal:


Bentall Centre, Vancouver:
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