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hkskyline Feb 14, 2006 4:23 AM

Skyscraper Twins
Do you know of any buildings that have cousins in another city?

Pair 1

Hong Kong - 2 IFC

Jersey City - 30 Hudson Street

Pair 2

Hong Kong - Bank of China Tower

Wuxi - Bank of China

Pair 3

Pittsburgh - 1 PPG Place

Seoul - a church

Arriviste Feb 14, 2006 3:56 PM

Petro Canada Centre in Calgary:

And Wells Fargo Center in Denver:

Kelvin Feb 14, 2006 4:35 PM

They are perhaps not so much "twins" as they are illegitimate children!


MayDay Feb 14, 2006 4:59 PM

Key Tower, Cleveland and Bank of America Center, Charlotte (fraternal twins):

Image of BofA taken by his royal awesomeness, Flash - from

JBinCalgary Feb 14, 2006 5:02 PM

id say an pelli building is pretty similar to another one of his works.
peachtree hilton in atlanta
and the ren cen in detroit

blorkishdork Feb 14, 2006 6:27 PM

Two liberty place (in philadelphia) has a twin somewhere over in asia, can't remmeber what city.

sf_eddo Feb 14, 2006 7:00 PM

Embarcadero Center - San Francisco, CA

Peachtree Center - Atlanta, GA

Stratosphere Feb 14, 2006 7:21 PM

3 World Financial Center (New York)

One Canada Square (London)

Both were designed by Cesar Pelli.

AdamSmith Feb 14, 2006 8:47 PM

Montreal's 1250 Rene Levesque
Frankfurt's Westendstra├če 1

STR Feb 14, 2006 9:25 PM

RenCen, Detriot

Westin Peachtree, Atlanta

And the porgenitor or IFC and Goldman Sachs: 181 Madison, Chicago

spyguy Feb 14, 2006 9:30 PM


Originally Posted by AdamSmith

This one reminds me of 225 South Sixth in Minneapolis

kpexpress Feb 14, 2006 9:39 PM

Two Prudential Plaza in Chicago
Two Liberty Place in Philadelphia

Lexy Feb 14, 2006 9:46 PM

Bellsouth Tower, Nashville Tennessee

Melbourne Central, Melbourne Australia

kpexpress Feb 14, 2006 9:47 PM

ltsmotorsport Feb 14, 2006 9:47 PM


Originally Posted by spyguy


And the similarity between 1PPG and the Seoul church is crazy.

Avian001 Feb 15, 2006 10:33 PM


Originally Posted by ltsmotorsport

That's because 225 South Sixth in Minneapolis was designed by Steven Freed from I.M. Pei's office. One of the architects working for him left the firm during the design development to join Kohn Pedersen Fox and became the major designer of the Frankfurt tower. The Minneapolis tower pre-dates the Frankfurt tower by about a year. So these two towers really are cousins, though I think the Minneapolis tower is far more elegant.

MiamiSpartan Feb 16, 2006 1:05 PM

Can't find pix, but both London and Barcelona have large penile looking glass buildings...

phillyskyline Feb 16, 2006 7:05 PM

The Philly twins...

CGII Feb 19, 2006 2:55 AM

Sears Tower, Chicago IL
?, Tokyo
Chrysler Building, New York, NY
1 and 2 Liberty Place, Philly, PA
Zhongtian International Mansion, Urumqi, China
?, Santiago, Chile

With the instances of complete and inexecusable plaigerism such as the Liberty Place/Chinese copy and 1 PPG/S. Korean church I think there really should be some legal consequences.

Oh, and by the way, all of Cesar Pelli's buildings look the same, anyway.

Patrick Feb 19, 2006 6:00 AM

Sony Tower, New York, NY

Edificio Simon Bolivar, Santiago, Chile

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