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Buildings that were supposed to have a twin


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ja...erstate_90.JPG

This is the james monroe building in Richmond it was supposed to have a twin but the twin got canceled due to a bad economy
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Sort of in the same vein but Presidential Towers in Chicago were originally planned to have six towers instead of four.
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The second, taller tower would have gone on the other side near that microwave tower (which has nothing on it anymore; that's an old picture.) This building is called West Arthur Place but it's on East Arthur Street. That causes confusion.

You laugh but this is the second tallest office building in my city.
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One Detroit Center was originally going to have a (shorter?) twin.



And the Pontratrain Hotel was also going to have a twin as well.

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California Plaza was supposed to be 3 towers. The tallest would've looked like Cal Plaza 1 (the shorter one) but it would have risen to 65 stories.


https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/im...SFD77ZTozn0IFw

The site is now Angel's Knoll park.


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The G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building also known as the Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower in Philadelphia was supposed to have a twin.
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One of Montreal's tallest was supposed to be one of a trio of identical buildings (tour de la bourse, at Place Victoria)

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The original project, conceived during the Expo 67-era economic boom, called for three identical towers arrayed in a triangle. It was scaled back to two towers flanking each side of the central core. Ultimately a single tower was built, due to financial constraints; the Hôtel Delta Centre-Ville was later built on the site of what was to be the second identical tower thus forming Place Victoria.
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What is currently called the accenture tower in Minneapolis, was to have an identicle twin. It became a rather nice green space instead.

http://www.lileks.com/mpls/lincoln/linc3.html


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The G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building also known as the Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower in Philadelphia was supposed to have a twin.
Yep. Wheren't they both supposed to contain offices for Blue Cross/Blue Shield? IIRC, I think they changed their minds and axed their "twin" tower plan; too much office space...

It would have been pretty cool to have a series of "twins" in the City of Brotherly Love. Right now, I think that specific parcel remains as an undeveloped grassy lot.

One and Two Libery Place (almost twins)
Centre Square (think that's what they're called -- almost twins with the giant clothes pin in the center)
One and Two Commerce Square
The IBX and this building...
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Atlanta:

The Healey Building (1913-1914, 1 identical tower)

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The Concorde (1987, 1 identical tower)

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999 Peachtree (1 identical tower)

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Midtown Promenade (3-4 larger towers, same design)

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Buckhead Plaza (3-4 towers, same design)

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The Bradford (1 larger tower, I doubt too many are upset this didn't happen)

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One Detroit Center was originally going to have a (shorter?) twin.
Nope. It was going to be an indentical twin, same height, everything.


downtown vista by dnj_Brian, on Flickr

In this photo, it'd have rose to the left where the current Two Detroit Center is - a parking garage.
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Fountain Place of Dallas was supposed to have a twin too, if memory serves.
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There is a 14 floor highrise (sorry no picture) in Troy Michigan that got it's twin very late in life. The original Columbia Center (West) was built in 1989 while it's twin, Columbia Center East was not completed until 2000. It was quite a shock to see a building that had been around since I was 3 (I lived across the street) suddenly get a twin.

Anyway, they were both designed by Minoru Yamasaki & Associates (the designer of the original World Trade Center). I always liked them.
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What is currently called the accenture tower in Minneapolis, was to have an identicle twin. It became a rather nice green space instead.

http://www.lileks.com/mpls/lincoln/linc3.html


Very nice building this is.

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