Central City Station Is Inspired By Penn Station
Central City Station is no longer as bustling as it once was, but Republic City's central train station is still an architectural marvel. With its windowed ceilings and wide-open corridors, the building was designed to resemble the original Penn Station, which was a landmark in New York until it was renovated in the 1960's. Thankfully, Central City Station doesn't look anything like the more modern Penn Station, which is much less impressive to behold.Cool fact about the architecture?
The Republic City Four Elements Resembles The Plaza Hotel
The Republic City Four Elements is one of the swankiest hotels in Republic City, and while its name is paying obvious homage to the Four Seasons, the building itself actually looks like another landmark of New York City. The square, stately building resembles the real-world Plaza Hotel, which makes sense. After all, it's one of the most famous hotels in the world, and therefore a great template for designing a lush hotel worth drooling over.Cool fact about the architecture?
Little Ba Sing Se Is A Riff On Little Italy Or Chinatown
In season 4, we see that even though Prince Wu is in Republic City, he wants to feel like he's in the Earth Kingdom capital. He goes to Little Ba Sing Se, a neighborhood in Republic City that is designed to echo Ba Sing Se. This neighborhood has many real-life antecedents in cities around the world - two of the most obvious are Little Italy and Chinatown in New York - which provide miniaturized versions of foreign cultures.Cool fact about the architecture?
Republic City's City Hall Resembles The German Seat Of Parliament
Many of Republic City's signature buildings are based on pretty well-known architectural marvels. Some may not know that Republic City's City Hall is actually based on the Reichstag Building, which is the building that holds Germany's parliament. The building has a stately edifice with Roman influences and plenty of columns, but it also features a dome at the center of its ceiling that is mirrored by the one featured on Republic City's City Hall.Cool fact about the architecture?