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Old August 27th, 2014, 08:11 AM   #1
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The architecture of high rise jails/detention centers

The high rise jails/detention centers that one can find in various American cities seem to be a type of building that is unique to the US (and Canada). I've yet to see any outside the US/Canada and as unique structures they seem to produce unique architecture. One rarely encounters a high rise that is designed to keep people in. In this thread I hope we can share photos of those high rise jails/detention centers that we find interesting and unique.

A few to start:

Federal Detention Center, Philadelphia


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...iladelphia.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...a_entrance.jpg


Federal Detention Center, Miami

http://thisisbujubanton.files.wordpr...2/img_0964.jpg

Metropolitan Detention Center, Los Angeles

http://la.indymedia.org/uploads/2013/12/mdc.jpg

Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_EWY1PJsPzB...n-chicago5.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r,_Chicago.JPG


Metropolitan Correctional Center, San Diego


http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/75035561.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...lCenterSD1.jpg


Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn


http://****************.wordpress.com/2013/10/mdc.jpg
http://c1038.r38.cf3.rackcdn.com/gro...ia/04p8pxs.jpg
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Old August 28th, 2014, 02:06 AM   #2
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the demolished Caseros jail in Buenos Aires



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