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Old May 7th, 2006, 02:05 AM   #41
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There is a reason why this skyscraper is called the Lipstick Bldg.

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Old May 8th, 2006, 08:01 AM   #42
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a lot of the chrysler building's detail came from chrysler cars; hubcaps, hood ornaments...

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Old May 11th, 2006, 10:20 AM   #43
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I found more:

1. Xinhua News Agency, Beijing
A pen.

2. Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang
A mountain.


3. BMW Building, Munich
An engine.


4. Pudong Airport, Phase 2
A flying roc (a legendary bird in Chinese culture).


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The big ones
(Not buildings of course.)
1. Tekesi County Seat, Yili, Xinjiang, Northwest China
Based on Bagua (the Eight Trigrams) in traditional Chinese culture.


2. Brasilia
A giant plane.

3. Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

4. Venice
A fish?
(Aha, just coincidence.)
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Old May 11th, 2006, 11:47 AM   #44
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Brasilia (not a building but i city )

it looks like an aeroplane, but its suposed to be a bird or a butterfly cant remember
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Old May 11th, 2006, 12:18 PM   #45
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il matitone - genoa


genovesi believe that matitone was inspired by the shape of a pencil

but the true inspiration are most probably the baptisteries of pistoia:

and parma:
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Old May 14th, 2006, 04:08 AM   #46
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The Chrysler Bldg also looks like a giant pencil.
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Old May 14th, 2006, 09:30 AM   #47
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Wow, I never noticed the connection between the Lippo Centre and Kualas.
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 03:23 PM   #48
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Wow, I never noticed the connection between the Lippo Centre and Kualas.
The French architect intentionally did it for his Australian client.
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 04:42 PM   #49
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The Burj Dubai



The ground pattern of the Burj Dubai, is shaped like the flower of the hymenocallis, a white lily native to the deserts of the Arabia



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Has anyone had their shots?

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Old May 23rd, 2006, 07:26 PM   #51
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The Turning Torso is inspired by... a turning torso.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 04:57 AM   #52
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that venice map makes it look like a lambchop~
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Old May 24th, 2006, 05:06 AM   #53
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3...2...1 LIFTOFF

The true "SPACE NEEDLE"




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Old May 24th, 2006, 05:08 AM   #54
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Another one for HK.

Who would not forget the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It's has a bird influenced design.


I thought it looked more like a turtle

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One that was not mentioned was the Bahai Temple in Evanston, IL, just outside of Chicago. It, like the temple in Delhi, also resembles a lotus flower.



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Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal at JFK Airport in NYC represents a dove.







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Old May 28th, 2006, 08:10 PM   #57
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The Holiday Inn in Townsville Australia looks a lot like the sugar shaker, which just happens to be its nick name:

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Milwaukee Art Museum---a bird.

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