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Old Posted Jun 8, 2006, 5:18 AM
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^^ that's interesting!
did u took some pics from inside that dome?

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Unfortunately I did not have a camera with me. I was actually a member of the string quartet asked to perform at the gala event, so I had my instrument but no camera. Still, it was great to roam around and take in the many layers of details connecting the different areas. It also didn't hurt that I had a chance to speak with Cesar Pelli at the event. Nice builidng.
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Telefonica Building, Santiago, Chile.




CNCI Tower (ex-Dataflux), Monterrey, México.




Under construction Repsol Tower, Madrid Arena, Spain.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2006, 9:18 PM
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Repsol Tower itself has another twin:



the OCBC Center in Singapore!
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2006, 9:54 PM
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Here's a bunch of twins in one photo:




1. Petro Canada Centre (big twin, little twin) - brown buildings at left. West tower is 53 stories, east tower is 33 stories.
2. 5th Avenue Place - two blue glass buildings perpendicular to each other at the bottom of the photo
3. Bow Valley Place - actually triplets; three white buildings near the centre of the photo.
4. Home and Dome Oil Towers - the two black buildings facing each other in the upper right portion of the photo.
5. Bankers Hall - the Silver and Gold towers near the top of the photo.
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^ I see one more set of twins there also. In the lower left those two white/grey towers with the notched corners. Calgary is unique with it's twins. Most skylines if you heard that it was full of twins you'd think 'office park', but it's clearly not. Calgary has one of the best looking skylines around.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2006, 10:24 PM
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Austin and several Florida cities seem to have a lot of similar buildings. I've said this before but here goes again.

Buildings and pictures of them at these links. Check them out, some are quite striking.

Austin - One American Center - 395 feet - 32 floors - 1984
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=123192

Orlando - Bank of America Center - 404 feet - 28 floors - 1988
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=123101

Austin - 100 Congress - 320 feet - 22 floors - 1987
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=123193

Tampa - AmSouth Building - 579 feet - 42 floors - 1992
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=128599

Austin - 301 Congress - 306 feet - 22 floors - 1986
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=123188

Jacksonville - Jacksonville Center - 357 feet - 24 floors - 1989
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=118937

San Antonio - Rand Building - 125 feet - 8 floors - 1913
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=118209

Fort Worth - Burk Burnett Building - 156 feet - 13 floors - 1914
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=122376

San Antonio - Weston Centre - 444 feet - 32 floors - 1989
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=118236

Austin - One Congress Plaza - 391 feet - 30 floors - 1987
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=123186

Austin - Chase Bank Tower - 325 feet - 22 floors - 1974
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=123240

Kansas City - 1201 Walnut - 425 feet - 30 floors - 1991
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=121893
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^ I see one more set of twins there also. In the lower left those two white/grey towers with the notched corners. Calgary is unique with it's twins. Most skylines if you heard that it was full of twins you'd think 'office park', but it's clearly not. Calgary has one of the best looking skylines around.
Yes, you're right - that's Sun Life Plaza. I didn't mention them because they're almost out of the picture. And they're actually part of a set of triplets.
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2006, 10:16 PM
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when i saw this pic of

and while search for Winston Salem

i spotted, that this one ....... ^^ looks like


that one ............................................... ^^ in Lexington, Kentucky, USA

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They were designed by the same architects. Sherman,Carter, & Barnhart out of Lexington, KY. That would explain why they look so similar.
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Eh, that's a stretch there. But I can see your point about the two.
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3. Bow Valley Place - actually triplets; three white buildings near the centre of the photo.
Eh, isn't Bow Valley Square actually a quadruplet? I think there is a fourth, shorter building that you can barely see poking around TCPL.
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[QUOTE=slide_rule]

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.

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True, there are a gazillion nearly identical boxy skyscrapers built in the 50s and 60s. However, they are not Bauhaus buildings, which refers to a German movement in the 20s and early 30s. During WWII many Bauhaus architects defected to the US, including Gropius, Mies, Breuer and others, but once they got here the social and political ideology associated with the original Bauhaus was abandoned in favor of a new American corporate style which was almost strictly aesthetic. Lever House by Gordon Bunshaft of SOM and the Seagram Building by Mies and Philip Johnson were two of the first buildings in this new style. Afterwards hundreds of architects copied the model and corporations across America demanded new glass towers to symbolize their prestige and modernity.
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Eh, isn't Bow Valley Square actually a quadruplet? I think there is a fourth, shorter building that you can barely see poking around TCPL.
Yeah, I guess you're right. I forgot about that
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another copy of Liberty Place...
this time in Teheran, IRAN





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Thats wronge!!
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ok realm, you caught me. i should have replaced 'bauhaus style' with 'international style'.

p.s., if you really want to be argumentative, one could argue that the seagram was only the highest profile example of the glass box, whose utilitarian properties were originally indicative of the modern/bauhaus/international style.
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i just found that pic of Jakarta today:


^ in Jakarta
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and it reminds me of Springleaf Tower in Singapore


^ Springleaf Tower in Singapore


the top shape of left building of that jakarta -pic is even similar to SG's Capital Tower.


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^ Westin Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, USA


^ 190 South La Salle Street in Chicago, Illinois, USA


^ ANZ World HQ in Melbourne,Victoria, Australia

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