Coming to Indiana--New York or Las Vegas?
In "Empire State replica: Honor or insult? N.Y.’s treasure our city’s junk," a local architect writes about a proposal for a strip mall development that is somewhat "Main Street"-looking but with an added "plus," a squat "replica" of the Empire State Building. He's not in favor.
Rendering of the Indiana strip mall proposal including an Indiana-sized Empire State building. (Image from the Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette.)
The real thing. (Image from the Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette.)
The New York New York Casino in Las Vegas takes replica to a new level.