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Architecture of USA

05 July 2011

1930 – Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts

Architect: Joseph D. Leland The Museum was founded by John Woodman Higgins in 1927. The building was purpose-built in the Art Deco-style in 1930, and is the first free standing glass and steel...

21 September 2009

1930 – Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst and White When opened in 1930, the Merchandise Mart or the Mart, was the largest building in the world with 4,000,000 square feet (372,000 m2) of floor space. Previously...

15 September 2009

1930 – Soldiers & Sailors World War Memorial, Pierre, South Dakota

Architect: Hugill & Blatherwick The memorial is constructed of steel and has sandstone facing. The front of the building has an impressive entry pediment with dentil molding and six Ionic columns as well...

17 August 2010

1931 – 20 Exchange Place, New York

Architect: Cross & Cross A 59 floor Art Deco building in New York built between 1930-1931, for the newly merged National City Bank of New York and the Farmers’ Loan and Trust Company,...

10 August 2010

1931 – American Stock Exchange, New York

Architect: Starrett & Van Vleck This Art Deco building is actually a 1930-31 reconstruction of an earlier Curb Exchange Building, with additional floors. The original building was also designed by Starrett & Van...

21 September 2009

1931 – Empire State Building, New York

Architect: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates Designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, the Empire State Building was finished in 1931. Since the World Trade Center was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks,...

01 June 2010

1931 – Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Architect: Boller Brothers Designed by the Boller Brothers of Kansas City, the old Lensic Theater has been described as “the finest theater of its time in the Southwest”. They were asked to design...

04 December 2013

1931 – Olds Tower, Lansing, Michigan

Architect: Hopkins & Dentz Now known as the Boji Tower, this brick and limestone-faced tower, with its tall, narrow profile topped with a spire and beacon, is a typical Art Deco skyscraper design....

17 August 2010

1932 – American International Building, New York

Architect: Clinton & Russell, Holton & George Completed in 1932 during the New York skyscraper race, which accounts for its gothic-like spire-topped appearance to gain height, a popular architectural device at that time....