7 Most Iconic Pieces of American Architecture

Elmira | 03 - 07 - 2020
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We’ve assembled a list of the greatest American architectures that deserve the spotlight. It covers skyscrapers, contemporary museums, and some extraordinary historical buildings. Let’s have look at the most outstanding famous buildings in the USA.

Taliesin West, Arizona

It is one of the finest architectural structures of all time. Frank Lloyd Wright built his desert home called Taliesin West in 1937,  in McDowell Mountains of Scottsdale, Arizona. People can take a tour of the mesmerizing grounds and structure of the building. Architectural students visit there to study how the cement was mixed with desert sand, and tourists can take a tour of the building.

Arkansas: Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs

The glass-and-wood building was constructed by Arkansan Jim Reed in 1980. It was his dream project and won the title of American Institute of Architects Design of the Year, and the same organization also awarded this architect the Twenty-Five Year Award in 2006.

1. Where Is the Guggenheim Museum Located?
  • A. Las Vegas
  • B. Seattle
  • C. New Orleans
  • D. New York City

Empire State Building, New York 

It was the tallest building of the world from 1931 until 1972. The 102-story tall Art-Deco style skyscraper is located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. This architectural structure was designed by Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon and took 2 years (1930-1931) to complete. It continues to be one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum is referred to as The Guggenheim. This is another spectacular work by Frank Lloyd Wright located in New York City. But the construction was only completed after his death. Wright thus described the museum’s unusual and free-flowing shape, “make the building and the painting an uninterrupted, beautiful symphony such as never existed in the world of art before.”

Dulles International Airport

Eero Saarinen was also popular for designing the St. Louis Gateway Arch, and he constructed the wondrous Dulles International Airport, in Virginia. It was erected in 1962, and the structure of the building is a feast for the eyes. Many buildings around the world have replicated the Dulles International airport.

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003) is one of California’s best-known) iconic buildings. The building is known for its signature metallic undulations to the downtown skyline and has stainless steel skin in a curved shape. It is one of the best modern architecture in Los Angeles.

The Central Library in Seattle

The Central Library is one of the best American architectural structures, located in Seattle. The 11-story is the flagship library of The Seattle Public Library system. This wondrous library was opened to the public on May 23, 2004.

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