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A celebration of American cities and architecture 🇺🇸

ALBUQUERQUE

I-40 bike path
“I’m Movin On”


Atlanta

Bank of America Plaza Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates 1992

Left: Westin Peachtree Plaza John C. Portman, Jr. 1976
Right: 191 Peachtree Tower Johnson/Burgee Architects 1990

Georgia-Pacific Center Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 1982

Peachtree Center John C. Portman, Jr.


BALTIMORE

Inner Harbor

Harbor Place, west shore promenade 1980


CHEYENNE, WYOMING

Union Pacific Railroad Depot 1886 - now a museum


CHICAGO

The Wrigley Building 1921

River Point Pickard Chilton 2016

Trump International Hotel & Tower
architect Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill 2009

The Legacy at Millennium Park 2009

St. Regis Chicago Studio Gang Architects 2020

Marina City Bertrand Goldberg 1963

Aqua Tower Studio Gang Architects 2009

Aon Center
designed by architect firms Edward Durell Stone and The Perkins and Will partnership 1974

Crain Communications Building
designed by Sheldon Schlegman of A. Epstein and Sons
1984

Chicago Board of Trade Building 1930


CINCINNATI

Great American Insurance Group Tower Gyo Obata 2011
top inspired by Diana, Princess of Wales’s tiara
Viewed from outside Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Reds baseball

Union Terminal 1933 - now a museum
 

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CLEVELAND

Terminal Tower 1927

Key Tower César Pelli 1991

200 Public Square Hellmuth, Obata and Kassebaum 1985

Carl B. Stokes United States Courthouse Kallmann, McKinnell & Wood 2002

1902

1898

1901


DENVER


1801 California Street 1983

Wells Fargo Center Philip Johnson 1983

Daniels & Fisher Tower 1910

A section of the Denver Art Museum Daniel Libeskind 2006

Union Station 1914

Union Station Transit Center 2016
A Line to airport: 23 miles, 37 minutes

City and County Building 1932


Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Construction by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 1941

Noteworthy because it was the most-attended and top-grossing music venue in the world in 2021 according to the 2022 Denver Official Visitors Guide (Billboard magazine source) and has hosted the Beatles.


HOUSTON

Left: TC Energy Center Johnson/Burgee Architects 1983


HUTCHINSON, KANSAS

2nd largest grain elevator in the U.S. According to the Kansas Historical Society, Hutchinson also has the world’s largest grain elevator. It holds 17 million bushels of grain and is 1/2 mile in length.


INDIANAPOLIS

Salesforce Tower KlingStubbins 1990
 

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JERSEY CITY

Goldman Sachs Tower Pelli Clarke Pelli 2004


KANSAS CITY


City Hall 1937

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Moshe Safdie 2011

Union Station 1914


LOS ANGELES

US Bank Tower Henry N. Cobb 1989 in background,
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel John Portman 1976 in foreground

One California Plaza Arthur Erickson Architects 1985


Wilshire Grand Center on the right A.C. Martin Partners 2017

Bunker Hill Steps landscape architect Lawrence Halprin 1990

Central Library 1926

United States Courthouse Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP 2016

Broad Museum Diller Scofidio + Renfro 2015

Walt Disney Concert Hall Frank Gehry 2003

Universal City Red Line Station

Universal Studios Harry Potter castle

Emerson College, Sunset Boulevard Morphosis Architects 2014

City Hall 1928


MIAMI

Southeast Financial Center Skidmore, Owings and Merrill 1984

Brickell Arch Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates 2004
 

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One Thousand Museum Zaha Hadid 2019

iconbrickell Arquitectonica 2008

Continuum. left, South Tower 2000, right, North Tower 2005 (Miami Beach)


MILWAUKEE

City Hall 1895


MINNEAPOLIS

AT&T Tower 1991 Foshay Tower 1929


NASHVILLE

Earl Swensson Associates 1994
Locals refer to this building as the Batman Building

Full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. 1931


NEW YORK CITY

The Potter Building, location, 38 Park Row 1886

General Electric Building 1931

Film Center Building lobby 1929

Grand Central Terminal 1913


1 World Trade Center David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 2014




The Oculus Santiago Calatrava 2016


Morning rush

Penn Station corridor
 

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3 World Trade Center, left, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners 2018,
4 WTC Fumihiko Maki 2013



“Lunch Atop a Skyscraper”, TIME 100 Photographs:
The Most Influential Photos of All Time, November 23, 2018

Picture - Workers atop the 70-story RCA building in New York's Rockefeller Center.
Lunch on a steel beam overlooking the city in 1932 - Washington Post, Sept 1, 2019
Post - a publicity stunt staged by Rockefeller Center
Google - this photo is in the public domain.

According to the Washington Post article, these were real ironworkers who helped construct this building, 30 Rockefeller Plaza:

Wisdom Art Deco relief

Atlas

Radio City Music Hall 1932


10 Hudson Yards Kohn Pedersen Fox 2016

15 Hudson Yards Diller Scofidio + Renfro 2019

1931


High Line section between Hudson Yards and the Hudson River

Brooklyn Bridge John A. Roebling 1883

Hearst Tower Norman Foster 2006

One Vanderbilt Kohn Pedersen Fox 2020

Jenga Tower Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron 2017

432 Park Avenue Rafael Viñoly 2015

53W53 Jean Nouvel 2019

Citigroup Center Hugh Stubbins 1977
 
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monument to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman 1903
Grand Army Plaza, southeast corner of Central Park


PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia Museum Of Art 1928

Comcast Center lobby 2008


PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA



PITTSBURGH

PNC Park 2001

Monongahela Incline 1870


PORTLAND, OREGON

The Portland Building Michael Graves 1982


archdaily.com - … considered the first major built work of Postmodernist architecture.
… stands in purposeful contrast to the functional Modernist architecture that was dominant at the time.

City of Portland Historic Landmark

Keller Fountain Park Lawrence Halprin and Associates 1970

Portland Aerial Tram 2007


SACRAMENTO


Tower Bridge 1935



ST. LOUIS

Gateway Arch Eero Saarinen 1965

Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge,
Interstate 70 across the Mississippi River 2014


One Metropolitan Square Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum 1989

200 N Broadway 1983


SALT LAKE CITY

Salt Lake Temple 1893 and Church Headquarters
 

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SAN FRANCISCO

181 Fremont 2018

Salesforce Tower César Pelli 2018


One Maritime Plaza 1964

Transamerica Pyramid William Pereira 1972

555 California 1969


SEATTLE

Space Needle 1962



Amazon Spheres 2018

King Street Station 1906

Stadium Station, opened 2009


TOPEKA, KANSAS



THE DISTRICT

1888

Metro architect Harry Weese Opened 1976


National Building Museum building 1887, museum 1980

Lincoln Memorial 1922

World War II Memorial 2004

Washington National Airport Terminal 2 César Pelli 1997
 

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