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The List

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.

1) Virginia State Capitol / Thomas Jefferson (1788)
Richmond, Virginia

Virginia State Capitol / Thomas Jefferson © Steve Tatum

2) Trinity Church / H.H. Richardson (1877)
Boston, Massachusetts

Trinity Church / H.H. Richardson © Joshua_d

3) Wainwright Building / Louis Sullivan (1891)
St. Louis, Missouri

Wainwright Building / Louis Sullivan © University of Missouri

4) Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright (1910)
Chicago, Illinois

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

6) Southdale Center / Victor Gruen (1956)
Edina, Minnesota

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

8) Dulles International Airport / Eero Saarinen (1963)
Chantilly, Virginia

Dulles International Airport / Eero Saarinen © MWAA

9) Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi (1964)
Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania

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 Walt Disney Concert Hall

Which one is your favorite? We have several…

Our only question is why is Southdale Center by Victor Gruen on the list? Guess we will have to wait for the PBS program to air.

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