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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...

21 September 2009

1929 – Palmolive Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Holabird & Root Built for one of the world’s leading soap manufacturers, this office building (“a monument to cleanliness”) was the first commercial skyscraper built far from the Loop – at the...

18 September 2009

1927 – 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Giaver Dinkelberg Thielbar and Fugard Formerly known as Jewellers Building, Pure Oil Building and the North American Life Building, it was created for the city’s diamond merchants and had an unusual security...

18 September 2009

1925 – Chicago Tribune Tower, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Howells & Hood The Tribune Company’s 1922 competition to design the “world’s most beautiful office building” as its headquarters captured the interest of an international audience of architects, business leaders, and the...

18 September 2009

1924 – Wrigley Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst and White William Wrigley, Jr., the successful chewing gum manufacturer, in search of an impressive main office for his company, picked the present location of the Wrigley Building in...

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...

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....

23 June 2009

2006 – Hearst Tower, New York

Architect: Foster + Partners The former six-story headquarters building was commissioned by the founder, William Randolph Hearst and awarded to the architect Joseph Urban. The building was completed in 1928 at a cost...

10 June 2009

2004 – 30 St Mary Axe (Swiss Re), London

Architects: Foster + Partners