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    I just noticed this tonight. Santiago, Chile has several NY skyscraper "copies". Bizarre. Click the links.

    Here's the Chrysler

    http://www.skyscrapers.com/english/f...im6/index.html

    AT&T (Sony)
    http://www.skyscrapers.com/english/f...im6/index.html

    Hmmm, is this supposed to be that building on 5th near the Flatiron?
    http://www.skyscrapers.com/english/f...im6/index.html

    Citicorp
    http://www.skyscrapers.com/english/f...im6/index.html

    Waldorf-Astoria & Chrysler together
    http://shopping.corbis.com/prodconfi...ageid=10911362

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    The Sony copy-off is blatant.

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    I think the Waldorf/Chrysler pic is a classic! This must have been some sort of development scheme, I can't imagine it was done by accident. Very sophomoric idea.

    BTW, there is a lot of great architecture in Santiago. Go to Corbis.com and check it out.

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    wow! *what a resemblence! *

    NYC still looks better

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    Some of these are downright spooky.

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    Awww, that's so cool! *I liked the Sony replica the best, although the Chrysler one is pretty cool.

    Imitation is the highest form of flattery, I guess. *But nothing can be better than the originals (=

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    see, everyone wants to copy off the city that set a world renowned prescident on skyscraper construction. Darn, too bad they do not have copyright laws against buildings, there would be a lot of suing going on there.

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