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From Encyclopedia of American Studies
The Brooklyn Bridge is arguably New York's most enduring and inspiring architectural landmark and a legitimate global icon.
From Architectural Excellence: 500 Iconic Buildings
American zeitgeist made silvery solid, the Chrysler Building is the pinnacle of corporate Art Deco.
From Encyclopedia of World Trade From Ancient Times to the Present
An architectural wonder that housed the 1851 Great Exhibition of the Works of All Nations in England.
Empire State Building
From Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs
For many years, the Empire State Building was the most famous of New York’s many skyscrapers, eclipsed perhaps only since 1972 when the World Trade Center exceeded its height.
From The Columbia Encyclopedia
Bear Run, Pa., house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Fallingwater (1936–39) is an architectural tour de force of Wright's organic philosophy, whereby a building should be completely integrated with its environment.
From The Columbia Encyclopedia
Officially Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, major museum of modern art in New York City.
Statue of Liberty: Topic Page
A giant statue, on Liberty Island, New York harbour, of a woman, sculpted by Frédéric Bartholdi, given to the US by France.
World Trade Center: Topic Page
Former building complex in lower Manhattan, New York City, consisting of seven buildings and a shopping concourse on a 16-acre (6.5-hectare) site; it was destroyed by a terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001.
Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965): Topic Page
Like Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, he helped to ensure the universal recognition of a new architectural language which he believed spoke for the rapidly changing patterns of 20th-century life.
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (1832 - 1923): Topic Page
French engineer who constructed the Eiffel Tower for the 1889 Paris Exhibition.
Walter Gropius (1883 - 1969): Topic Page
German architect, in the USA from 1937. A founder director of the Bauhaus school in Weimar 1919-28, he advocated teamwork in design and artistic standards in industrial production.
Charles McKim (1847 - 1909): Topic Page
American architect, b. Chester co., Pa., studied (1867–70) at the École des Beaux-Arts. He was one of the founders of the firm of McKim, Mead, and Bigelow, which in 1879 became McKim, Mead, and White.
I.M. Pei (1917 - ): Topic Page
Chinese-American architect. He is known for his sensuous use of such materials as marble, concrete, and glass and for his soaring interior spaces.
Mies Van der Rohe (1886 - 1969): Topic Page
German-American architect. A pioneer of modern architecture and one of its most influential figures, he is famous for his minimalist architectural dictum "less is more."
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 - 1959): Topic Page
American architect; influential through his love of natural textures, his mastery of organic architecture, and his conception of architectural space and open planning.