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9 buildings shaped like what they sell

By: WomansDay .com on April 11, 2011, 1:02 p.m.
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If you build it

When Long Island, N.Y.'s bird-shaped Big Duck store was built in 1931 to sell ducks and duck eggs, it sparked the architectural term "duck," used to describe buildings designed to look like what they sell. Though the Long Island landmark no longer doles out the [skipwords]birds[/skipwords], there are plenty of other establishments keeping the tradition alive. Check out our favorite buildings that look like their offerings.

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