United States of America Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings Buildings

United States of America Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the United States of America skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. United States of America architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in United States of America are included on this list. Information about these United States of America buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in United States of America and older historic landmarks.

Buildings here include everything from The Louvre to Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in United States of America?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in United States of America. Famous architectural houses within the city of United States of America are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.



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    Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus

    The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus is a Catholic parish church in Cleveland, Ohio and part of the Diocese of Cleveland. It is located at the intersection of Forman Ave. and East 65th St., in a part of the South Broadway neighborhood previously known as Warszawa, also referred to today as Slavic ...more

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    • City/Town: Warszawa Neighborhood Historic District, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    • Opened: Nov 01 1891
    • Style: Gothic architecture, Polish Cathedral style
    • Construction Started: 1886
    • Building Function: Church
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    1 Lincoln Plaza is a mixed-use, commercial and luxury residential condominium building in New York City with 43 floors and 671 units. Construction began in 1971. The building is in the heart of the Lincoln Center neighborhood. Completed and ready for occupancy in 1974, the building is divided into eight ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1974
    • Structural Height (m): 44.0
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    Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, San Francisco

    St. Patrick's Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic church in San Francisco, California, founded in 1851. It is located at 756 Mission Street, between 3rd and 4th streets, across the street from Yerba Buena Gardens in the heart of the South of Market district. The church features Gothic architecture, with ...more

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    • City/Town: San Francisco, California, USA
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    1 New York Place

    1 New York Place was a supertall skyscraper that was proposed in 2002 to rise 1,050 feet tall and have 90 floors. The tower was supposed to be located in New York City's financial district at Broadway and Fulton Street, but the project was canceled. The tower was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Structural Height (m): 320.04
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    National Archives Building

    The National Archives Building on 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, is the headquarters of the National Archives and Records Administration. The United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence are displayed on the Rotunda of the National Archives Building.more

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    • City/Town: Washington, D.C., USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1935
    • Architect: John Russell Pope
    • Created By: John Russell Pope
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    1 New York Plaza

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    1 New York Plaza
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    1 New York Plaza is an office building in New York City's Financial District, built in 1969 at the intersection of South and Whitehall Streets. It is the southernmost of all Manhattan skyscrapers. The building is 640 feet tall with 50 floors. The building was designed by William Lescaze & Assocs. and ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1969
    • Structural Height (m): 195.0
    • Architect: William Lescaze
    • Architecture Firm: Kahn & Jacobs, William Lescaze & Associates
    • Created By: William Lescaze
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    One Pace Plaza

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    1 Pace Plaza, completed in 1969, is the flagship building complex of Pace University in New York City, specifically designed for Pace. It is located directly across from City Hall and adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge, and houses most of the classrooms, administrative offices, a 2,000-square-foot student ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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    1 Wall Street
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    One Wall Street, is a bank headquarters building which remains one of the finest Art-Deco-style skyscrapers in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is located in Manhattan's Financial District on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway. Today, it serves as the global headquarters of The Bank of New York ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1931
    • Structural Height (m): 199.0
    • Architect: Benjamin Wistar Morris III
    • Created By: Benjamin Wistar Morris III
    • Style: Colonial Revival architecture
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    1 William Street is an office building in New York City.more

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    • City/Town: Manhattan, New York, New York City, United States of America, North America
    • Opened: Jan 01 1907
    • Architect: Francis Kimball
    • Created By: Francis Kimball
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    When it was completed in 1972, 1 WTC became the tallest building on Earth, unseating the Empire State Building after a 40 year reign.more

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    • City/Town: World Trade Center
    • Opened: Dec 01 1970
    • Structural Height (m): 417.0
    • Architect: Minoru Yamasaki
    • Created By: Minoru Yamasaki
    • Style: Modern architecture
    • Construction Started: 1966-08-05
    • Building Function: Telecommunications, Office Tower
    • Floor Space (sq. m): 400000.0
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    10 Cottages on Short Street

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    • City/Town: Nogales, Arizona, USA
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    10 East 40th Street

    10 East 40th Street or the Mercantile Building is a skyscraper located in the Murray Hill section of New York City, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, taking the width of the block between 39th and 40th streets. Designed by Ludlow & Peabody and built by Jesse H. Jones, it was finished in 1929 and ...more

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    • City/Town: Murray Hill, New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1929
    • Structural Height (m): 188.98
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    10 Lafayette Square

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    10 Lafayette Square, also known as the Tishman building, is a high-rise office tower located in Lafayette Square in Buffalo, New York. Completed in 1959, it is the thirteenth-tallest building in Buffalo, standing at 263 feet and 20 stories tall. The building is located adjacent to the Rand Building and ...more

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    • City/Town: New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1959
    • Structural Height (m): 80.16
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    10 South LaSalle is a 502 ft tall skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. It was completed in 1986 and has 37 floors. Moriyama & Teshima Architects designed this building, which is tied with One Superior Place for the 87th tallest building in the city. The first four floors of the tower are made of the ...more

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    • City/Town: Illinois, USA
    • Structural Height (m): 153.01
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    10 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California

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    10 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California
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    10 Universal City Plaza is a 35-story, 154.23 m rhombic skyscraper in the Universal City/Studio City and Burbank Media District submarket of Los Angeles, California. The tower was completed in 1984 by Hathaway Dinwiddie, and was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and contains 820,000 sq ft of ...more

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    • City/Town: Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1984
    • Architecture Firm: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
    • Created By: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
    • Building Function: Office
    • Floor Space (sq. m): 76000.0
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    100 East Wisconsin
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    100 East Wisconsin, or The Faison Building is a skyscraper located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erected in 1989 on the site of the old Pabst Building, its design is reflective of the authentic German architecture which has been preserved in downtown Milwaukee. It is bordered on the west by the ...more

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    • City/Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    • Opened: Apr 01 1989
    • Structural Height (m): 167.34
    • Style: Postmodern architecture
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    100 Federal Street

    100 Federal Street, formerly known as the First National Bank Building and nicknamed the Pregnant Building, is a skyscraper located in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The skyscraper, rising 591 feet and 37 floors, is Boston's sixth-tallest building. The building was completed in ...more

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    • City/Town: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1971
    • Structural Height (m): 180.14
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    100 First Plaza

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    100 First Plaza is a 27-story, 136 m skyscraper in the financial district of San Francisco, California completed in 1988. It is the 30th-tallest building in the city. SOM served as the design architects for the 100 First Plaza development that was designed with several setbacks, along with a grooved and ...more

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    • City/Town: San Francisco, California, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1988
    • Structural Height (m): 116.0
    • Style: Postmodern architecture
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    One57
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    One57, formerly known as Carnegie 57, is a 75-story skyscraper at 157 West 57th Street in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Upon completion in 2014, it stood at 1,005 feet tall, making it the tallest residential building in the city for a few months until 432 Park Avenue was ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 2013
    • Structural Height (m): 306.0
    • Architect: Christian de Portzamparc
    • Created By: Christian de Portzamparc
    • Construction Started: 2010-01
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    100 Front Street

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    100 Front Street
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    100 Front Street is a high-rise building located in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts. It is the third tallest building in Worcester, rising 226 feet. It was completed in 1971, as a part of the Worcester Center urban renewal project, and has 280,000 square feet of interior space. The building is not ...more

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    • City/Town: Worcester, England
    • Opened: Jan 01 1971
    • Structural Height (m): 69.0
    • Architect: Welton Becket
    • Created By: Welton Becket
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