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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    Favorite Buildings on the Planet

    One of the biggest things that define a place is the buildings that occupy space. They might tell a story about the way things once were, or show prominence regarding the activities inside that structure. We all have favorites.
    What buildings are your favorites? Have you been to them? Why are they your favorites?
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    The JRTC in Chicago.....

    Hahaha just kidding

    I love the City Museum in St. Louis. If you've ever been there, no explanation required.
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    One of my favorites is the Federal Reserve Bank branch in Detroit. The architecture is nothing spectacular but the security is out of this world. And this is coming from somebody who has worked in a Marine Corps command center and been through some very secure areas on land and sea. I could spend hours just watching trucks come and go at the Fed.

    Watching the inside of the vault is pretty cool too since it's all automated with robotic forklifts and vehicles all working inside a 4-story room moving big cubes of money around. It would be just as interesting to watch it all work even if they were storing moth balls or cans of soup.


    I don't know if I have an absolute favorite building on the planet though. The Sagrada Família in Barcelona was definitely awe inspiring to see in person and I really like church architecture in general but there are a few pretty impressive, but much smaller scaled churches here in metro Detroit too.

    The old town/walled area of Dubrovnik in Croatia was really cool to see but I don't think any one particular building was any more spectacular than the next. There I think it was the fact that so much of the old city is still standing that is the most impressive thing.

    I went to the top of the World Trade Center exactly a month before it came down and before I was on the roof, I just couldn't comprehend how tall it was. I had seen it from the plaza on the street level many times before but that just didn't do it justice. From the top, the Statue of Liberty looked like a Lego person.
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