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Architecture of USA

22 September 2009

1938 – Fargo Forum, Fargo, North Dakota

Architects: Originally built as a three storey structure in 1926, the remaining floors were added in 1938. The Fargo Forum is a local newspaper founded in 1891. The building is quite simple but...

15 September 2009

1938 – Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh

Architect: Charles Z. Klauder The Heinz Memorial Chapel began as a gift. Henry John Heinz, the founder of the H. J. Heinz Company, wanted to honor his mother, Anna Margaretta Heinz, with “a...

22 November 2011

1939 – Irish Pavilion, New York World’s Fair

Architect: Michael Scott Image above courtesy Irish Architectural Archive Michael Scott’s most important pre-war commission – the Irish Pavilion for the New York World Fair. This was completed before his final examinations. Scott...

17 September 2009

1940s – Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

In 1938, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began his 20-year tenure as director of IIT’s School of Architecture (1938-1959). The university was on the verge of building a brand new campus, to be...

04 August 2013

1942 – Mercantile National Bank Building, Dallas, Texas

Architect: Walter W. Ahlschlager Formerly Mercantile National Bank, which later became MCorp Bank. The design of the skyscraper features Moderne styling from the Art Deco era. The building has a series of setbacks...

23 November 2009

1942 – Westin Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: McEnary & Krafft Former bank and office accommodation (Farmer’s and Mechanic’s Savings Bank of Minneapolis) converted into an hotel. The banking hall exterior features some bold relief sculpture and crisply incised lettering....

17 September 2009

1946 – Wishnick Hall / Chemistry Building, IIT, Chicago

Architect: Mies van der Rohe Originally used as the Chemistry Building, Wishnick Hall is currently undergoing redevelopment as an advanced IT centre. This redevelopment will allow important upgrading of services and the restoration...

21 September 2009

1951 – 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe Deceptively simple in appearance, these twin apartment towers set the standard by which all subsequent glass-and-steel highrises are judged. Few, if any, have come even close to these...

17 September 2009

1951 – Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe Designed and built from 1946 to 1951, Farnsworth House is considered an icon of international style architecture in America. The steel and glass house was commissioned by Dr....

17 September 2009

1952 – Chapel of Saint Savior / Robert F. Carr Chapel, IIT, Chicago

Architect: Mies van der Rohe The chapel is Mies’s only building designed for religious services. Unique among the single-story pavilions on campus, the chapel has load-bearing brick walls, not a steel frame.