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PBS lists Top Ten Buildings that Changed America

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-old 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

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

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

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. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/233659/pbs-lists-top-ten-buildings-that-changed-america/> ISSN 0719-8884
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