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Monadnock Building, South Tower

Next to its more modern, stripped-down twin, the ornate neoclassical details (e.g., the arches and brick work) of the Monadnock's south tower might fool one into thinking it is the older structure. But it was actually built several years after the more modern-appearing north tower. The south tower no longer relies on masonry load-bearing walls; instead it has a steel frame construction.

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Taken on April 8, 2012