4. The Crown Heights Building Is Seen All Over the World
One particular building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn has doubles in more than a dozen places around the world. Located at 770 Eastern Parkway and housing the Chabad-Lubavitch Orthodox Jewish spiritual center, the building has such a strong symbolic hold that followers of this religious group have replicated it as they’ve spread. The original building is the de facto headquarters for the Lubavitch and was once the workplace of Grand Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
While none of the replicas are 100% exactly alike, certain key architectural elements tie them together: the three-part facade, the gabled roofs and central bay window. Andrea Robbins and Max Beacher, two photographers and a husband and wife duo, traveled the world for six years photographing the replicas.
Read more about 770 Eastern Parkway here.