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Perhaps many cities boast buildings in the round, and Seattle has a few examples. None so prominent, though, as the twin towers of the Westin Hotel. Here the original south tower is framed in the view. The 40 story cylindrical building opened in 1969 as the Washington Plaza Hotel. The elevated monorail tracks from the 1962 World's Fair passed right by it. Its twin (out of view here) wasn't built until 1988. I remember always passing the Capitol Records building in LA when I was a kid and thinking how cool it was that the architecture echoed the shape of record albums. What round buildings does your city have?