7. The Manhattan Municipal Building Has a Sister Building in Moscow

Left, Municipal Building in Lower Manhattan. Right, The Kudrinskaya Square Building. Image via Wikimedia: Lodo27

The 40-story Manhattan Municipal Building is quite the architectural feat. William M. Kendall of the noted architectural firm, McKim, Mead & White, designed the structure, which has influenced various buildings across other American cities, including the Terminal Tower in Cleveland (which has its own observation deck) and the Wrigley Building in Chicago.

But most surprisingly, the Manhattan Municipal Building was also the basis for Moscow’s Seven Sisters, one of the city’s seven cathedral-like skyscrapers made in the Stalinist style. You can see their striking resemblance in the pictures above. Also, check out other sister buildings around the world here.