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the Empire State Building

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Jeannette Latoria
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« on: December 01, 2008, 02:59:31 am »

Height comparison with the Sears Tower, Taipei 101 and the Petronas Twin Towers

Similar skyscrapers
The Torre Latinoamericana in Mexico City looks very similar to the Empire State Building, including setbacks and antenna. The main differences are the size and outer paneling—the Torre Latinoamericana is glass-paneled on the outside. Also of similar design are the Seven Sisters in Moscow (such as the main building of Moscow State University) and the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland. The Williams Tower in Houston is a glass-architecture version of the design, and the entrance on the ground floor is very similar.

The Reynolds Building, headquarters for the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is said to be the prototype for the Empire State Building. The Carew Tower in Cincinnati, is also thought to be the basis of the tower, due to the similar design by the same architectural firm, Shreve, Lamb and Harmon Associates. Another tower thought to be an inspiration for the Empire State Building is the Penobscot Building in Detroit, Michigan, completed in 1928.

The PPL Building, headquarters for PPL - formerly Pennsylvania Power and Light located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA is another structure with great similarity. Local legend says that architects and construction personnel for the Empire State Building visited Allentown to view the PPL Building for research and inspiration. The PPL Building was completed in 1928.

The Altino Arantes Building in São Paulo, Brazil is considered among many people as the most similar building to the Empire State. Actually, its design was based in it.
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