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!

1) Virginia State Capitol / Thomas Jefferson (1788) Richmond, Virginia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What buildings would make your list?

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

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