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Old November 11th, 2005, 03:07 PM   #1
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skyscrapers with cultural elements

Do you know any skyscrapers that has some cultural elements on it?

Here's one from Hong Kong, The Lippo Centre. This building was originally called The Bond Centre named after Allan Bond, an Australian millionaire who was later imprisoned. The building has some Australian elements to it with the facade resembling Koalas.

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Old November 12th, 2005, 05:24 AM   #2
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In 1993, the WTC was given a fountain around the sphere in the plaza to honor those who died that bombing, though that was lost on 9/11 and the sphere has been moved to Battery Park.

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Old November 12th, 2005, 06:04 AM   #3
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Old November 12th, 2005, 08:29 AM   #4
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Old November 12th, 2005, 08:40 AM   #5
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Bhurj Dubai it's plan is based on a six petal flower which is native to the region. Eureka Tower - The blue glass with the aluninium strips is based on the Eureka flag, it's gold crown/summit is a reference to the gold of the Gold Rush and the red strips are a reference to the blood spilled during the Eureka Stockade.
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I think the Jin Mao in Shanghai blends some Chinese elements too, it's kinda pagoda-ish.
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The Elephant building. You must be blind if you don't see that is resembles a elephant, the national animal of Thailand
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I think the Jin Mao in Shanghai blends some Chinese elements too, it's kinda pagoda-ish.
and bamboo

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