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Moreover, Wren’s weight-bearing walls demanded Gothic-style flying buttresses, which would have looked incongruous amid his Classicism.
The sign, which went up in the 1960s, is as much a part of Tribune Tower’s identity as its Gothic grotesques and flying buttresses.
Even its Batman top, whose glass walls would frame a swath of sky-high open space, would nod to the memorable voids formed by the tower’s flying buttresses, which insert patches of sky into the body of the skyscraper.
View 56 Photos The 570GT does away with the contrasting side scoops, flying buttresses, and short, vertical rear glass of the 570S—a car that is otherwise mechanically identical apart from model-specific chassis tuning.
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FLYING BUTTRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flying buttress for English Language Learners
: a structure that supports a wall or building from the outside
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