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 / Richmond, Virginia Thomas Jefferson (1788)
2) Trinity Church / Boston, Massachusetts H.H. Richardson (1877)
Virginia State Capitol / Thomas Jefferson © Steve Tatum
3) St. Louis, Missouri Wainwright Building / Louis Sullivan (1891)
Trinity Church / H.H. Richardson © Joshua_d
4) Chicago, Illinois Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright (1910)
Wainwright Building / Louis Sullivan © University of Missouri
5) Highland Park Ford Plant / Highland Park, Michigan Albert Kahn (1910)
Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright © Nat Hansen
6) Southdale Center / Edina, Minnesota Victor Gruen (1956)
Highland Park Ford Plant / Albert Kahn © Andrew Jameson via Wikipedia
7) New York, New York Seagram Building / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1958)
Southdale Center / Victor Gruen © Bobak Ha'Eri via Wikipedia
8) Chantilly, Virginia Dulles International Airport / Eero Saarinen (1963)
Seagram Building / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe © Robert Ostmann
9) Vanna Venturi House / Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania Robert Venturi (1964)
Dulles International Airport / Eero Saarinen © MWAA
10) Los Angeles, California Walt Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry (2003)
What buildings would make your list?
Walt Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry © Carol M. Highsmith via Wikipedia
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