10 Buildings That Changed America

10 Buildings That Changed America

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For years, Chicago audiences have watched Geoffrey Baer explore our city, and now he explores the USA in this lively new national special, produced by WTTW. In it, Geoffrey tells the stories of ten influential works of American architecture and the visionaries who imagined them - changing the way we live, work, worship, learn, shop, and play. On the list are an 1891 St. Louis office building that gave the skyscraper its form; a 1910 Detroit-area Ford factory that housed the first moving assembly line; an imposing Roman temple-inspired building in Richmond, Virginia designed by Thomas Jefferson; a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece in Chicago; a strikingly avant-garde Los Angeles concert hall by superstar architect Frank Gehry; the country's first regional indoor shopping mall in Edina, Minnesota; Boston's historic Trinity Church; Mies van der Rohe's glass-walled Seagram Building in New York City; Eero Saarinen's sweeping Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.; and a private home in Philadelphia designed by Robert Venturi and considered to be the first "postmodern" structure.


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