9. The San Remo Towers Are Based on the Giralda Tower in Spain

Image via Wikimedia: Ingo Mehling

While The San Remo has inspired a number of imitators over the years (including the Majestic, the Century, the El Dorado and the Time Warner Center), the tower design itself was loosely based off of the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain. It’s easy to see some obvious similarities between the two structures, but NYC Architecture calls The San Remo towers “a scaled-back Art Deco version” of what you can find in Spain.

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