July 3rd, 2005, 11:05 AM
The Pima County court house in Tucson is definitely influenced by persian/islamic architecture, brought over to Tucson via the Spanish/Mexican settlers from Andalusia who received it from the Arabs - a long journey. The dome could be somewhere in the Middle East or Central Asia :)
Southwestern Architecture in Tucson, Arizona:
July 4th, 2005, 09:16 PM
Wow beautifull!!, I don't think however that Muslim Andalusian's migrated to the US during the Inquisition.... Its most probably Jewish Andalusian migrants that brought a taste of Al Andlaus to America!
July 5th, 2005, 12:06 AM
Of course, the style and architecture came through different people with different cultures and religions to Tucson. First the Arabs brought it to Spain, then hundreds of years later the Spanish people (most likely Catholic though) to Mexico, 100 years later the Mexicans to Tucson. As a result the Tucsonians liked the style and built their courthouse in an Arab/Persian style. I love the building, too... It gives Tucson its own unique identity.
July 5th, 2005, 12:24 AM
Wow I never Knew, but thanks for sharing I never knew Andalusia had travelled so far!.
July 5th, 2005, 03:34 AM
I have to say thats a nicecly done building. I think we need some more arab architecture in some of our cities, its only now we've been dropping the "modern" box look.
July 5th, 2005, 03:36 PM
There are really some similarities between some American buildings and ancient Persian buildings, I have mentioned one of them here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=226231
The Capitol in Washington:
July 6th, 2005, 07:47 AM
I always knew that Washington is ruled by the Persians - the USA-Iran conflict serves just to cover up the truth. :)
Another slightly oriental building in Tucson - to support our Thesis :)
July 7th, 2005, 12:11 PM
Maybe i'll be the only one to say that i dont like that dome? :D
August 10th, 2005, 04:35 AM