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PBS lists Top Ten Buildings that Changed America

Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi © Maria Buszek
Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi © Maria Buszek

PBS has released their selections of the top ten buildings that have changed the way Americans live, work and play. From Thomas Jefferson’s 224-year-0ld Virginia State Capitol to Robert Ventui’s postmodern masterpiece the Vanna Venturi House, each building on the list will be featured in a new TV and web production coming to PBS in 2013. Continue after the break to view the top ten influential buildings and let us know your thoughts!

Virginia State Capitol / Thomas Jefferson © Steve Tatum
Virginia State Capitol / Thomas Jefferson © Steve Tatum

2) Trinity Church / H.H. Richardson (1877) Boston, Massachusetts

Trinity Church / H.H. Richardson © Joshua_d
Trinity Church / H.H. Richardson © Joshua_d

3) Wainwright Building / Louis Sullivan (1891) St. Louis, Missouri

Wainwright Building / Louis Sullivan © University of Missouri
Wainwright Building / Louis Sullivan © University of Missouri

4) Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright (1910) Chicago, Illinois

Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright © Nat Hansen
Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright © Nat Hansen

5) Highland Park Ford Plant / Albert Kahn (1910) Highland Park, Michigan

Highland Park Ford Plant / Albert Kahn © Andrew Jameson via Wikipedia
Highland Park Ford Plant / Albert Kahn © Andrew Jameson via Wikipedia

6) Southdale Center / Victor Gruen (1956) Edina, Minnesota

Southdale Center / Victor Gruen © Bobak Ha'Eri via Wikipedia
Southdale Center / Victor Gruen © Bobak Ha'Eri via Wikipedia

7) Seagram Building / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1958) New York, New York

Seagram Building / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe © Robert Ostmann
Seagram Building / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe © Robert Ostmann

8) Dulles International Airport / Eero Saarinen (1963) Chantilly, Virginia

Dulles International Airport / Eero Saarinen © MWAA
Dulles International Airport / Eero Saarinen © MWAA

9) Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi (1964) Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania

10) Walt Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry (2003) Los Angeles, California

Walt Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry © Carol M. Highsmith via Wikipedia
Walt Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry © Carol M. Highsmith via Wikipedia

What buildings would make your list? Reference: PBS wttw11 Photographer is unique to each photo. Flickr user’s Steve Tatum, Joshua_d, Nat Hansen, Robert Ostmann and Maria Buszek, licensed through Creative Commons.

Cite:Karissa Rosenfield. "PBS lists Top Ten Buildings that Changed America " 12 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/233659/pbs-lists-top-ten-buildings-that-changed-america/>