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Architecture of USA

04 November 2010

1968 – Ecolab Corporate Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

Architect: Hammel Green & Abrahamson This is the purest example of an International Style building in Saint Paul. The clean, simple lines of the stainless steel and black granite were chosen to promote...

05 August 2010

1968 – Ford Foundation, New York

Architect: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates The Ford Foundation Building pioneered the spacious, green, full-height atrium. Supported by an exposed steel structure, the building takes the form of a glass box enclosing...

21 September 2009

1969 – John Hancock Center, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Today, the John Hancock Center in Chicago, Illinois, is affectionately known as “Big John,” but it was not always this way. Located on North Michigan Avenue along...

19 August 2010

1969 – Knights of Columbus, New Haven, Connecticut

Architect: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates The Knights of Columbus Building is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic fraternal service organization, the Knights of Columbus. This 23 story modern style reinforced concrete...

15 September 2009

1970 – U.S. Steel Tower, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Architect: Harrison & Abramovitz In the initial planning stages, the U.S. Steel Corporation seriously considered making this development the world’s tallest building as an endorsement of their industry. When completed in 1970 Pittsburgh’s...

29 May 2010

1971 – Denver Art Museum, Colorado

Architect: Gio Ponti This is a fortress for art – resembling nothing less than the keep of a medieval castle. A 24-sided, 7-storey construction, the exterior of the building is clad in grey...

21 September 2009

1971 – IBM Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe This is Mies’ last American building and his largest, faced with dark aluminum and bronze-tinted glass.The original plan called for a U-shaped building, but the rectangular design was...

01 June 2010

1972 – IDS Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects The IDS Center is the tallest building in the state of Minnesota at 792 feet. Overall, the structure rises to 910 feet when including communications spires on the roof, indisputably...

15 September 2009

1972 – Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Architects: Louis Kahn “The Kimbell Art Museum by Louis Kahn is also a disciplined, coherent, and visually clear statement, but here the aesthetics derive from the more classically oriented sensiblity of its architect....