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Architecture of USA

10 December 2013

1935 – Windowless Office Building, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Architect: D. Paul Witmer Completed in September of 1935, the Windowless Office Building provided a tightly controlled environment for employees. It featured central air conditioning, “scientifically” planned artificial lighting, glass partitions in place...

15 September 2009

1936 – Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Architect: Charles Z. Klauder The building is set in a terraced lawn at the University of Pittsburgh campus on the city’s east side. The first gallery, the Nationality Rooms, commemorate the nationalities making...

29 May 2010

1936 – First Baptist Church, Denver

Architect: G. Meredith Musick The present building was constructed in 1934 through 1936 and has been recognized as a Denver Historic Landmark. Designed in a Colonial New England version of a Georgian church,...

10 August 2010

1936 – Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, New York

Architect: Cass Gilbert The Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse has two major parts, the seven-storey base and the thirty-storey tower. Commissioned in 1931, construction began in July 1932 and lasted three and a...

16 September 2009

1937 – Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Architect: Irving Morrow The Golden Gate Bridge had the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937 and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and...

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...

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