2. Manhattan Municipal Building + Moscow’s Seven Sisters
Left, Municipal Building in Lower Manhattan. Right, The Kudrinskaya Square Building. Image via Wikimedia: Lodo27
The 40-story Manhattan Municipal Building — built to meet the city’s need for additional governmental space — is quite the architectural feat. William M. Kendall of the noted architectural firm McKim, Mead & White designed the building, which has influenced various structures across other American cities, including the Terminal Tower in Cleveland and the Wrigley Building in Chicago.
In addition, it served as the prototype to Moscow’s Seven Sisters, a series of seven “cathedral-like” skyscrapers, designed in the Stalinist style (Hotel Ukraina, Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Apartments, the Kudrinskaya Square Building, the Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Hotel, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs main building, the main building of the Moscow State University, and the Red Gates Administrative Building).