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Twin Buildings

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I'm sure everyone has been to a city where a building looks like an exact replca of another building in your home city. I have a couple I could name of off top my head.

Durham: The CCB tower resembles the RJR Tower in Winston-Salem

Raleigh: The Wachovia capitol center Resembles the Dominion Tower in Norfolk VA

Asheville: The BB&T Tower Resmbles the Wachovia Tower in DT Augusta GA

Baltimore, MD: The Mason Building resembles the MSBC building in Buffalo, NY and both happen to have the same amount of floors (40 stories)

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BoA Charlotte looks like that tall building in Cleveland (not sure of the name).

BellSouth Tower in Nashville looks a lot like a tower in Melbourne (not sure of the name).

That cylinder shaped hotel in Detroit looks like the Westin Peachtree in Atlanta

The Figueroa at Wilshire tower in LA resembles One Wachovia Plaza in Charlotte

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BoA Charlotte looks like that tall building in Cleveland (not sure of the name).

I think it's called the Key Tower. Someone from Ohio please come correct me, but I thought that's what it was called.

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All 3 of these buildings look similar. That's because all 3 were designed by John Portman & Associates. The only thing is that the one in LA is signifcantly shorter than the other two, yet is similar to the other 2 buildings....I guess it's more like a cousin rather than a twin.

Westin Peachtree Plaza - Atlanta

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Marriott Renaissance Center - Detroit

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Westin Bonaventure Hotel - Los Angeles

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Same architect in alot of these buildings mentioned. The one in Ashville and the one in Augusta are so identical it is hard to tell them apart except for the signs on top of them.

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There is an exact twin of this glass Buffalo building in Cleveland.

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Freedom Tower and the Biltmore Hotel tower are copies of the Giralda tower in Seville, Spain.

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There is a Flatiron building in NYC and Atlanta, too.

The one in ATL was built five years before NYC's.

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There is a Flatiron building in NYC and Atlanta, too.

The one in ATL was built five years before NYC's.

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Is the one in Atlanta still there?

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Yep, it's Atlanta's oldest standing skyscraper.

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Raleigh's Progress Plaza 1 (the original) is nearly identical to a tower in NYC, except it isn't as tall.

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Yep, it's Atlanta's oldest standing skyscraper.

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I can't believe I've never noticed it! Where is it?

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I can't believe I've never noticed it! Where is it?

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I've always thought the BB&T/Denny's Tower in Spartanburg very closely resembles the Orange County Court House building in Orlando.

BB&T/Denny's Tower in Spartanburg, SC:

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Orange County Court House in Orlando, FL:

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^ Very close...but no cigar. The OC Courthouse has a more classical & cleaner look to it. Also, it looks taller from the side.

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The Hilton in East Memphis looks like a 30 story version of the Westin Peachtree in Atlanta. The only difference is the elevator shaft is more rectangular on the side of the Memphis Hilton while it is circular at the Westin.

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The Key Tower in Cleveland is designed from the BOA HQ in Charlotte. Both were designed by Ceasar Pelli and built around the same time. The only difference is the crown and the rounded shape of BOA, and the pyramid and rectangular shape of Key Tower.

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that building in clevland looks just like the one in charlotte except the crown top but i never noticed that as many times ive been to clevland

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West End Strasse, FRA

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US Bank Place, MSP

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sorry, just noticed that this is about buildings in your hometown. Off topic, but they do look alike.

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