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Monday, March 25, 2013

From King Street Station to Dongguan

Posted by on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM

One of the many replicas of the Campanile of St. Mark's Square appears in China's copycat architecture craze...

The other replicas...
The original Campanile inspired the designs of other towers worldwide, especially in the areas belonging to the former Republic of Venice. Almost identical, albeit smaller, replicas of the campanile exist in the Slovenian town of Piran and in the Croatian town of Rovinj; both were built in the early 17th century. Other, later replicas include the clock tower at King Street Station in Seattle; North Toronto Station; Brisbane City Hall, Australia; the Rathaus (Town Hall) in Kiel Germany; the Daniels & Fisher Tower in Denver; the Campanile in Port Elizabeth- South Africa; Sather Tower, nicknamed the Campanile, on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley; 14 Wall Street; and the right-hand bell-tower of St. John Gualbert in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.


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south downtown 1
i wonder when they'll build micro-apartment town
Posted by south downtown on March 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM · Report this
-B- 2
If China wants to replicate architecture, let them. Just like most of Washington DC. replicates Greek and Roman Architecture. The Romans even replicated Greek. Imagine what Greeks think of western replication of their native style.
Posted by -B- on March 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM · Report this
gttrgst 3
Can't wait for the Space Needle repro, and then the requisite development blocking the view.
Posted by gttrgst on March 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM · Report this
Space Sausage 4
what does it mean?????
Posted by Space Sausage on March 25, 2013 at 11:40 AM · Report this

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