world most famous building and cities clones


Some of the world’s leading architects are up in arms as yet more copies of famous Western buildings spring up across in China at an unprecedented rate. Famous clones have already included the Ronchamp Chapel in France, the Eiffel Tower in Paris – and the entire town of Hallstatt in Austria.

Carbon copy: Part of Hiuzhou city has been deliberately constructed to resemble the Austrian town of Hallstatt
The real thing: The genuine Austrian town which has been ripped off by the Chinese
In the northern Chinese city of Tianjin a 15th century fishing village has been all but bulldozed to make way for a replica Manhattan complete with Rockefeller and Lincoln centres and even a Hudson River
Epic project: However the Chinese have some way to go before competing with the original Manhattan skyline
The iconic Tower Bridge is another landmark that has been recreated with a look-a-like version popping up in the city of Suzhou in Jiangsu province
 Unlike the original (pictured) the Chinese version of Tower Bridge lacks a raising mechanism
Original: The Ronchamp chapel in France designed by celebrated architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier
Knock-off: The copy that appeared in Zhengzhou capital of the northern central Henan province was torn down after a furious response by the Corbusier foundation
Rip-off: The Eiffel Tower (left) has been cloned on the outskirts of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province (right)
Pirate building: Architect Zaha Hadid said she plans to take legal action after this building which bears suspicious similarities to her Wangjing Soho Building appeared in the City of Chongqing
Spot the difference: The original Wangjing Building in Beijing designed by British architect Zaha Hadid and below the cloned version in the City of Chongqing
Replica: Thames Town, located 19 miles from Shanghai in China, has been built to look like an English town
American dream, Chinese reality: One of the U.S.-style mansions of the Rose Garden development outside Shanghai, a 9,600 square foot mansion which went on the market priced at $13 million
Country life: Mansions in the Shanghai suburb, the Rose Garden, resemble French country homes

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