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Old July 1st, 2007, 10:57 PM   #21
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Ok, this one might be a bit too obvious, but the Carew tower in Cincinnati definitely inspired the ESB. - Not least because it was designed by the same architects and was finished 6 months before construction began on the Empire State.

Many see it as the basic template for the ESB since the latter took such a short time to design.

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and thanks Buffcity, for the picture of the rand building, I've been looking for one of those for a while.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 11:19 PM   #22
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Maybe a SS in Chicago inspired one in Colombia...



346 mt Aon center, Chicago (1972):



200 mt Torre Colpatria, Bogota (1979):

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Old July 1st, 2007, 11:34 PM   #23
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Torre Mayor in Mexico City...


Inspired the 200 North Riverside Plaza in Chicago
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The Aon Bldg was the right one to compare to the Twins but the XYZ Bldgs of Rockefeller Ctr and like minature clones of them.

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New York,Chrysler Building


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Inspired... Mexico City ,Torre Latinoamericana


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Old July 3rd, 2007, 07:09 AM   #26
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 08:47 PM   #27
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The Sears Tower and the John Hancock seem to have inspired IM Pei's Bank of China, don't you think???
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Erected in 1908-11, the Liver Building is W Aubrey Thomas's main work. This massive structure is without counterpart in England and is one of the earliest examples of multi-storey reinforced concrete construction in the UK and the world. This form of construction, along with the development of the steel frame went on to make possible the development of skyscrapers. Not that this can be seen from the exterior. The side elevations are reminiscent of HH Richardson's work in Chicago, yet other elevations are more eclectic in style from The sculptural domed clock towers are topped with the mythical Liver Birds. These were won in a competition by a German sculptor, Carl Bernard Bartels who had settled in England at the turn of the century. It is ironic that so little is known about the creator of such a potent symbol of city. It would appear that all references to his achievements were removed in a fit of xenophobia at the outbreak of the first World War.
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Arguably the finest building in Liverpool and without doubt one of the most influential building of its age. Designed by a relatively unknown Liverpool architect Peter Ellis in 1864, it was the result of a competition. Stylistically and structurally, Oriel Chambers is prophetic of the Modern Movement. Rather than echoing the small window patterns of the Renaissance so much copied in buildings of this age, projecting oriel windows flood the offices with light. Of as much significance is the courtyard behind whose simplified elevations are years ahead of their time. At the time, the building provoked a great deal of adverse comment, being described as 'a great abortion' and 'an agglomeration of great glass bubbles'. Perhaps as a result of comments such as these, Ellis's only other commission was 16 Cook Street. Today we can fully appreciate its honesty, elegance and revolutionary impact.
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Um. Both those buildings are by the same architect, they hardly were inspired by each other.
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Torre Mayor in Mexico City...


Inspired the 200 North Riverside Plaza in Chicago
Holy Crap. Now those buildings are similar!
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