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Architecture of USA

31 May 2010

1956 – Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona

Architect: Anshen & Allen Built on a twin pinnacled spur about 250 feet high, jutting out of a thousand foot red rock wall, the building of the Chapel was completed in April 1956....

17 September 2009

1956 – Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago

Architect: Mies van der Rohe Widely regarded as one of the most architecturally significant buildings of the 20th Century, Crown Hall was completed in 1956 during Mies van der Rohe’s tenure as director...

18 September 2009

1957 – Chicago Sun Times, Illinois

Architect: Naess & Murphy Because of its prime riverside location, the land beneath the oddly shaped, seven-story structure has long been coveted by developers pained by the profits uncaptured. Each succeeding owner of...

18 August 2010

1957 – Seagram Building, New York

Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, with Philip Johnson (interiors) Generally recognized as the finest example of skyscrapers in the International Style. Much of the building’s success comes from its elegant proportions, and...

05 August 2010

1959 – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright This distinctive and iconic building was Wright’s last major work, and instantly polarized architecture critics although today it is widely revered. Its appearance is in sharp contrast to the...

25 June 2010

1960 – Sheraton Hotel, Denver

Architect: I.M. Pei & Associates Now a Sheraton Hotel, this I.M. Pei designed building has passed through several hotel chains over the last fifty years. It has also expanded across the street to...

17 August 2010

1962 – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

Architect: Max Abramovitz Part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and designed by Max Abramovitz ,the hall opened in 1962 as Philharmonic Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, after the...

21 September 2009

1962 – Marina City, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Bertrand Goldberg Sitting on a three-acre site, Marina City is referred to as “the city within a city,” as there is a 16-story office building inside; a 1,750-seat theater and a 700-seat...

22 September 2009

1962 – Pontoppidan Building, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Fine little modernist building with tapering concrete columns and canopy dominating the facade. Formerly the Chamber of Commerce building, until recently a daycare facility for a nearby church. Now reverted to offices.