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  1. Rich
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    The name isn’t current in either picture you show either! Because of the political sensitivity of having it named for Chiang Kai-Shek in an era when flights go directly between Taiwan and Mainland China, the Taipei government renamed it Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on September 6, 2006.

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  2. CS Hsia
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    Growing up I was always told that CKS (TPE) airport was designed by the same designer as Dulles, and the Taiwanese expats in Washing DC told me to pay particular attention to the similarities the first time I flew into IAD as a middle-schooler. It was much later when I found out that the similarities weren’t by the same designer, but likely a conscious effort to copy IAD during Taiwan’s industrial boom. (seeing how everything American was deemed entirely positive during that era)

    Prior to the redesign (added the slope down to the existing facade to give it a M shaped profile) it did look remarkably similar, like a slightly miniaturized IAD.

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