Sunday, October 6, 2013

International Buildings Make You See Double

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca (or Makkah) Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The complex holds several world records, the tallest clock tower in the world and the world's largest clock face. It also looks strikingly similar to England’s Parliament clock tower in London (sometimes called Big Ben). Replicas and photos of Japan's Tokyo Tower are also commonly confused with the France's Eiffel tower. The same could be said of the Blackpool Tower in England and the King’s Dominion Tower in Virginia. The Al Kazim Towers in Dubai look like a double set of Chrysler buildings. The complex has two 53-floor towers in Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Both towers, completed in early 2008, have an equal total structural height of 265 meters (869 ft) and resemble New York City's Chrysler Building. In South Korea, a building's design became controversial because its resembled exploding Twin Towers. The duel towers are connected in the middle by what they call “a pixelated cloud” that many believe look like the World Trade Center exploding when the two planes hit on 9/11. Al Kazim Towers.Can you think of other buildings that look similar to each other? 

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