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What you don’t expect to see in architecture is the combination of a style from the Middle Ages and the height of a modern building. After the European Gothic Revival movement reached the US, however, it eventually produced just that, in the form of Gothic skyscrapers.

One of the earliest and tallest is the Woolworth Building in New York, with 57 floors built between 1910 and 1913:

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Photo by Marshall Gerometta

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Photo by Antony Wood

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Photo by Flickr user Nicola since 1972

Next is the Tribune Tower in Chicago, with 36 floors built between 1923 and 1925:

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Photo by Luke Gordon

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Photo by Gary Jackson

Finally, the last wonder of Gothic Revival architecture is the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning, with 42 floors built between 1926 and 1934:

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Photo by Bill Price III

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Those skyscrapers of course remain exceptions in the history of architecture, the visions of a few men who refused to follow modern styles but embraced modern building techniques.