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Old Posted Feb 14, 2006, 4:23 AM
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Do you know of any buildings that have cousins in another city?

Pair 1

Hong Kong - 2 IFC



Jersey City - 30 Hudson Street



Pair 2

Hong Kong - Bank of China Tower



Wuxi - Bank of China




Pair 3

Pittsburgh - 1 PPG Place



Seoul - a church


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Old Posted Feb 14, 2006, 3:56 PM
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Petro Canada Centre in Calgary:


And Wells Fargo Center in Denver:
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2006, 4:35 PM
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They are perhaps not so much "twins" as they are illegitimate children!

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Key Tower, Cleveland and Bank of America Center, Charlotte (fraternal twins):



Image of BofA taken by his royal awesomeness, Flash - from metroscenes.com:

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id say an pelli building is pretty similar to another one of his works.
peachtree hilton in atlanta
and the ren cen in detroit

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Two liberty place (in philadelphia) has a twin somewhere over in asia, can't remmeber what city.
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3 World Financial Center (New York)


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Both were designed by Cesar Pelli.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2006, 9:25 PM
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This one reminds me of 225 South Sixth in Minneapolis

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Two Prudential Plaza in Chicago
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Two Liberty Place in Philadelphia
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This one reminds me of 225 South Sixth in Minneapolis

Bingo!


And the similarity between 1PPG and the Seoul church is crazy.
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Bingo!
That's because 225 South Sixth in Minneapolis was designed by Steven Freed from I.M. Pei's office. One of the architects working for him left the firm during the design development to join Kohn Pedersen Fox and became the major designer of the Frankfurt tower. The Minneapolis tower pre-dates the Frankfurt tower by about a year. So these two towers really are cousins, though I think the Minneapolis tower is far more elegant.
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Can't find pix, but both London and Barcelona have large penile looking glass buildings...
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1.
Sears Tower, Chicago IL

?, Tokyo

2.
Chrysler Building, New York, NY

1 and 2 Liberty Place, Philly, PA

Zhongtian International Mansion, Urumqi, China

?, Santiago, Chile




With the instances of complete and inexecusable plaigerism such as the Liberty Place/Chinese copy and 1 PPG/S. Korean church I think there really should be some legal consequences.

Oh, and by the way, all of Cesar Pelli's buildings look the same, anyway.
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