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hey i was just wondering if there are any buildings that are exactly the same or are very closely the same design in two different cities. im sure its been done but i think itd be a nice way to make some sort of a bond between cities.

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hey i was just wondering if there are any buildings that are exactly the same or are very closely the same design in two different cities. im sure its been done but i think itd be a nice way to make some sort of a bond between cities.

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Detroit's Renaissance Center and Atlanta's Peachtree Plaza are spitting images of each other. Both were designed by John Portman in 1976-77.

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Bank of America in San Francisco was built in 1969 at 779 feet, 52 stories.

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11 years later, 1100 Louisiana in Houston was built at 748 feet, 55 stories. It is modeled after BofA; both built by SOM.

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Both have brownish granite facades, triangular cutaway ripples (Wachovia Center in Miami also has this design) and bay windows.

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Freedom Tower and the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, while not twins, have very similar design elements. They were both based on the Giraldi tower in Spain. I think there's a few more in the US.

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That's BofA? hmmm I always thought that was Chevron. Woah learn something new everyday :lol:

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Asheville, NC's BB&T tower

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Augusta, GA's Wachovia tower (black tower in middle, sorry its the best pic i have at work...)

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This view shows the base on the right, which shows that its a very similar design...

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I think this identical design occurs in other cities, but these are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head...

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Bank of America in San Francisco was built in 1969 at 779 feet, 52 stories.

bank_of_america_hq__exteri_1476.jpg

11 years later, 1100 Louisiana in Houston was built at 748 feet, 55 stories.  It is modeled after BofA; both built by SOM.

1100-louisiana-3a.jpg

Both have brownish granite facades, triangular cutaway ripples (Wachovia Center in Miami also has this design) and bay windows.

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Three First National Plaza in Chicago is very similar to those.

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