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Architecture of USA

21 September 2009

1983 – 333 Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates On the side facing the Chicago River, the building features a sweeping green glass fa├žade, while on the other side the building adheres to the usual rectangular street...

21 September 2009

1983 – One Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Located at the inside corner of the Gold Coast streetwall where Lake Shore Drive turns east and the “Magnificent Mile” (Michigan Avenue’s glamorous shopping and hotel district)...

15 September 2009

1984 – One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects The entire PPG Place complex has 231 glass spires. The building features a glass “winter garden” on the west side, and a monumental plaza to the east surrounded by shorter...

21 September 2009

1984 – Smurfit-Stone Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: A. Epstein and Sons International, Inc. Located at the northwest corner of Grant Park, on the former site of the John Crerar Library. The library was erected in 1920 and designed by...

21 September 2009

1985 – James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Murphy/Jahn The James R. Thompson Center houses offices of the State of Illinois. The building opened in May 1985 as the State of Illinois Center. It was re-dedicated in 1993 to honor...

21 September 2009

1985 – Michigan Plaza South, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Fujikawa Johnson & Associates The main entrance to Illinois Center’s shopping concourse is through this building set back from Michigan Avenue by a small plaza. Before the plaza’s renovation in 2000 the...

21 September 2009

1986 – Olympia Centre, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP The tower consists of 640,000 square feet of residential units over 370,000 square feet of office space, and is the tallest mid-block building in Chicago. The tower...

01 June 2010

1988 – 5th Street Towers, Minneapolis

Architect: Helmuth, Obata, & Kassabaum Inc. The Fifth Street Towers is a complex of two building in Minneapolis. Fifth Street Towers II was completed in 1988 and is 504 ft tall and has...

15 September 2009

1988 – Fifth Avenue Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Architect: Stubbins Associates Fifth Avenue Place was designed by the Stubbins Associates of Cambridge Massachusetts. One significant feature of the building is its roof. This pyramidal roof is 124-feet tall and consists of...


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