10 Buildings that Changed America
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About the Program
10 Buildings that Changed America presents 10 trend-setting works of architecture that have shaped and inspired our American landscape.
These aren’t just historic structures by famous architects. These buildings have dramatically influenced our built environment in many ways – and in one case, for over two centuries.
The Virginia State Capital building.
From the state capitol building that first declared our architectural independence from Great Britain, to an iconic Prairie-style home by Frank Lloyd Wright. From the factory that housed Henry Ford’s first Model T moving assembly line, to the original indoor regional shopping mall. From H.H. Richardson’s iconic Trinity Church in Boston, to Frank Gehry’s game-changing Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
These 10 buildings helped make America the place it is today. Of course, they are not the only 10 buildings that did that. We invite you to let us know your own choices, and to join the dialogue about other buildings that have shaped America.
Watch the show. Learn more about the 10 Buildings that Changed America. Explore some building trends that might influence our future landscape. It’s an architectural journey – and along the way, you’ll find out how these 10 buildings, became icons.
10 Buildings that Changed America is hosted by Geoffrey Baer, an Emmy Award winning producer for WTTW Chicago. Baer is best known as the host and writer of WTTW’s popular Chicago-area tour programs such as Chicago by Boat, Chicago’s Loop, and Chicago’s Lakefront.