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Architecture of USA

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.

18 August 2010

1952 – Lever Building, New York

Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP At the time of its construction, this steel and glass prism was the only corporate building among the avenue’s masonry residential structures. Although the building was also...

23 June 2009

1952 – United Nations Building, New York

Architect: Wallace K. Harrison / Le Corbusier Instead of organising a competition for the design of their building, the UN decided to commission a collaborative effort among a multinational team of leading architects....

21 September 2009

1956 – 900-910 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe A further development of his work at 860-880 Lake Shore Drive (immediately next door), 900-910 was built as two blocks of different sizes with a low pavilion building...