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Old July 25th, 2012, 05:57 PM   #221
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Chicago metra station


San Francisco Opera house


Washington DC Andrew Mellon Building


Albany Union Station


New York Grand central terminal


New York Siegel Cooper Dry goods store


New York Chamber of commerce


New York Estonian House


New York Century Association Clubhouse


New York public library


New York Hotel Martinique
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New York Surrogate's court


New York Lyceum Theater
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Old July 25th, 2012, 06:50 PM   #222
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Washington DC Willard InterContinental


Washington DC Embassy of Uzbekistan
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Washington DC Cosmos Club
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Newport Vernon Court


Newport Army and Navy YMCA


New York Brooklyn Museum of art


New York Alexander Hamilton US Custom House


New York Neue Gallery


New York Rhinelander Mansion
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Old July 25th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #223
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Wow...breathtaking!
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Old July 25th, 2012, 07:37 PM   #224
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French architecture is present in countris I wouldn´t even have imagined.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 06:35 PM   #225
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Cape Town - City Hall


Cape Town - Parliament


Cape Town - Slave Lodge


Cape Town - Customs House, Buitenkant Street
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Cape Town - Freemasonry Lodge de Goede Hoop
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Cape Town - Tokai Manor House
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Cape Town - Koopmans-De Wet House, Strand street


Cape Town - Cape Royale Luxury Hotel


Cape Town - Table Bay Hotel


Cape Town - Cape Grace Hotel
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Old August 19th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #226
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Old August 21st, 2012, 03:27 PM   #227
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All of the Cape Town buildings are neoclassical or historicistic architecture, but not really french. XD
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Old August 27th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #228
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All of the Cape Town buildings are neoclassical or historicistic architecture, but not really french. XD
You may haven't understood. Nothing is French in this thread here. Lol etc...
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Old August 27th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #229
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Some of the buildings don't look particularly French though...like this one, which is imo influenced by the region's Dutch heritage:

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Old August 27th, 2012, 04:22 PM   #230
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All of the Cape Town buildings are neoclassical or historicistic architecture, but not really french. XD
As regards French influence in Cape Town's architecture among other things, you may be interested in learning a few things about Louis Michel Thibault here : http://www.tajcapetown.co.za/blog/us...-architecture/, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Michel_Thibault or there for instance : http://www.capegrace.com/blog/top5/t...und-cape-town/

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Some of the buildings don't look particularly French though...like this one, which is imo influenced by the region's Dutch heritage
Yep indeed. But this building is said to have been given its current form (notably the façade) by Louis Michel Thibault, see for example : http://www.sahistory.org.za/places/k...reet-cape-town
Thibault's signature is uncertain though, but its style remains neoclassical and kind of French influenced (see for example : Bordeaux city hall), you may compare it with Martin Melck House to see some Dutch heritage, notably.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #231
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Most of these buildings look great
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Old August 28th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #232
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Beautiful examples!
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Old August 28th, 2012, 05:15 AM   #233
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You people are mixing the stuffs up around here.

Being a classical building doesn't make it a french one. Most of these buildings shown are not influenced by french architecture at all.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #234
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You people are mixing the stuffs up around here.

Being a classical building doesn't make it a french one. Most of these buildings shown are not influenced by french architecture at all.
Just because you say it doesn't make it so. You confuse classical with neoclassical and French with French influenced yourself, to begin with.

Neoclassicism wasn't only French, though it was largely influenced by the Louis XVI style and the Empire style (or by architects such as Claude Ledoux or Etienne Boullée). Neoclassicism is derived from classical Greece and Rome and the architecture of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. Every style is influenced by another one if you go this way.

But Gothic or Beaux-Arts architectures originate from France and there's no denying that they have truly inspired many architects throughout the world, directly or not (not talking about Arts Nouveaux or Arts-déco, that weren't only born in France despite what their French names may suggest, but that developped strongly in France too, as well as in Western Europe on the whole, notably thanks to the ideas of Viollet le Duc, Hector Guimard, or of the Belgian architect Victor Horta, who lived and learned architecture in Montmartre, to name a few).

The buildings shown here have directly and clearly been influenced by these styles or may have been inspired by them, knowing that we may find French originals easily (built years before).

The idea of this thread is to find buildings that have used French architecture as a source of inspiration (sometimes among others) or that may imitate/resemble it (which is nearly the same thing ), for fun. The idea is not to write a new encyclopedia that such an expert as you could eventually approve in the peremptory tone you look to affectionate.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 02:49 AM   #235
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very nice
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Old September 8th, 2012, 03:44 AM   #236
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Wow...this thread is great
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Old September 10th, 2012, 11:20 AM   #237
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Nothing is French in this thread here. Lol etc...
Except maybe North African examples (Algiers, Tunis etc) .

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Old September 10th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #238
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This is catalan modernism very popular in Spain in Gaudi's times. There're lots of examples of this kind of architecture all over Spain.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #239
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NOTRE-DAME D'AFRIQUE - ALGER

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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:46 AM   #240
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Old San Juan is not a very french city, however, there's an undenieble influence in some buildings like this former casino of San Juan...
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