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Old May 10th, 2013, 11:39 PM   #21
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Old May 11th, 2013, 04:25 PM   #22
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You should see the kind of junk they have built in china

Paris


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Old May 11th, 2013, 06:47 PM   #23
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Manhattan Municipal Building, 1914:


Moscow State University, 1953:
La Giralda. Most modern architecture is a derivative.

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Old May 11th, 2013, 07:06 PM   #24
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the Giralda came about when a Moorish mosque's main minaret was converted into a cathedral. And subsequently became one of the most copied buildings ever:

Almohad left, medieval Christian right, and Renaissance final centre:



The original, Seville Cathedral:


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Manhattan Life Insurance Building

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Glasgow City Hall

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Electric Tower, NYC

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Second Madison Square Garden


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Old May 11th, 2013, 07:22 PM   #25
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However, I forget to mention, these aren't bad copies theyre mostly brilliant (shame many of them have since succumbed to the wrecking ball). My personal favourite, and improvement on the original is the Terminal Tower in Cleveland.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #26
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You should see the kind of junk they have built in china
I'm not surprised -after all, China is great at copying.

The Wangjing SOHO in Beijing is by starchitect Zaha Hadid:


And this one in Chongqing by a copycat:


Addition, the copy is finished before the original, what an insult!
More about it: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/01/02/zah...ated-in-china/

And let us not forget that China copies a whole Austrian village, Hallstatt, down to the least detail. The inhabitants of the original village is certain not happy. You can just google it.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 11:19 AM   #27
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Paris ???? No, Hangzhou (China)


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Why would one want to copy Hallstatt?
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Old May 13th, 2013, 12:01 AM   #29
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Why would one want to copy Hallstatt?
Because they can copy? It's sort of an entertainment, so the people wouldn't need to travels to Europe, if there're same thing in their backyard, which can be a pity because of two things:
- Every penny is worth to experience the real thing
- China has a lot of history and culture, better on preservation them (aka not razing the historic hutongs for a shopping mall's sake)
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But it stays a copy. Like you say, you can only experience these icons in their own environment.
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I understand maybe copying or copying some architectural elements of certain famous buildings, but blatant copy of a city or town is just too much. It just seems so fake and out of place.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 08:13 AM   #32
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I love the Paris of Hangzhou. It looks very detailed. Will they also build an Arc de Triomphe?

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And let us not forget that China copies a whole Austrian village, Hallstatt, down to the least detail. The inhabitants of the original village is certain not happy.
Why are they not happy? It is on the other side of the world, so they never have to see it. Stop whining.
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Copy & Made in China
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And Las Vegas, but this one for fun!
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[QUOTE=the spliff fairy;103156950]the Giralda came about when a Moorish mosque's main minaret was converted into a cathedral. And subsequently became one of the most copied buildings ever:

Electric Tower, NYC

www.saudiaramcoworld.com

This is the Electric Tower in BUFFALO, New York (State), not New York City!!

I hate it when people get things wrong for my favorite, underrated city!!!

To be exact, it was from the 1901 Pan American Exposition (World's Fair), at which President McKinley was assasinated and Vice President Teddy Roosevelt was inaugurated.

The Tower was only designed to be temporary, and was made of plaster and wood.

The Niagara Mohawk (now Electric) Building that was built in downtown Buffalo was based on this design.

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I love the Paris of Hangzhou. It looks very detailed. Will they also build an Arc de Triomphe?

Why are they not happy? It is on the other side of the world, so they never have to see it. Stop whining.
It Insults their town in a way, also, I have seen pictures of the "Paris" from close up. It is hideous, and not intricately detailed, as you say.
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