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Architecture of USA

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....

19 August 2010

1972 – The Pyramids, Indianapolis, Indiana

Architect: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates Photograph Copyright Serge Melki The Pyramids were constructed between 1967 and 1972 by the College Life Insurance Company who were rapidly expanding and sought to accommodate...

16 September 2009

1972 – Transamerica Building, San Francisco, California

Architects: William L. Pereira & Associates The Transamerica Pyramid is located in the heart of the Montgomery Financial District at 600 Montgomery Street in San Francisco, California. It is a part of Transamerica...

21 September 2009

1973 – Aon Center, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Edward Durell Stone & Associates The Aon Center (formerly the Amoco Building, Standard Oil Building or “Big Stan” as the building was often called) is one of the tallest in the world...

22 September 2009

1973 – Bank of the West Tower, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Large open plan floors supported at either end by service cores allowing for large expansive glazing to the north and south facades.

21 September 2009

1973 – Elysées Condominiums, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz and Associates The tower is a large slab resting on inverted triangular piers, which separate it from the wide base. The Chestnut Street lobby has a flamboyant art deco...

17 September 2009

1973 – Marquette Plaza, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Gunnar Birkerts Architects Designed much like a suspension bridge, most of the original floors are supported by two sets of catenary cables. Underground chambers were used for vault space, and an external...

21 September 2009

1974 – Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Willis Tower, formerly named Sears Tower, is at 1450 feet and 110 stories, the tallest building in the United States. Once the world’s tallest building, and still...

17 August 2010

1977 – Citigroup Center, New York

Architect: Stubbins Associates / Emery Roth & Sons The Citigroup Center (formerly Citicorp Center) is one of the most distinctive and imposing in New York’s skyline, with a 45° angled top and a...

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