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Architecture of USA

22 September 2009

1926 – Alerus – 15 Broadway, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Built in an Art Deco style, this is a fine muscular design with a strong vertical emphasis. Designed as the First National Bank. ALthough the street level facade and the windows have...

22 September 2009

1926 – Fargo Theatre, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Liebenburg & Kaplan / Buechner & Orth Added to the National Register in 1982, the Fargo Theatre is a well preserved vaudeville venue. Originally built in 1926, in 1937 the interior was...

18 September 2009

1927 – 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Giaver Dinkelberg Thielbar and Fugard Formerly known as Jewellers Building, Pure Oil Building and the North American Life Building, it was created for the city’s diamond merchants and had an unusual security...

16 September 2009

1927 – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Architect: Meyer & Holler Built in 1927 by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman, the Chinese was intended to be the world’s greatest theatre. From 1973 through 2001, the theater was known as...

24 April 2013

1927 – Savoy-Plaza Hotel, New York

Architect: McKim, Mead and White The Savoy-Plaza Hotel was constructed in 1927 on 5th Avenue between 58th and 59th Street, and demolished in 1964. A very elegant, formal, design that culminated in two...

17 August 2010

1927 – The Sherry-Netherland Hotel, New York

Architects: Schulze & Weaver At streetlevel the hotel seems to be a large formidable mass but eventually narrows for the tower where each floor has only one apartment. The spirelike top with French...

04 December 2010

1928 – Sterick Building, Memphis, Tennessee

Architect: Wyatt C. Hedrick & Co. Once called “the Queen of Memphis” and “the most complex, the most fabulous building in Memphis,” the Sterick Building featured a white stone spire topped with a...

21 September 2009

1929 – Chrysler Building, New York

Architect: William Van Alen A distinctive symbol of New York City, originally built for the Chrysler Corporation, this was the first structure in the world to surpass the 1,000 foot mark. At the...

06 August 2010

1929 – Daily News Building, New York

Architect: Raymond Hood The Daily News Building was the home of the New York Daily News until the mid-1990s.. It is known as the model for the headquarters of the fictional newspaper Daily...

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