Landmarks 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.
Shrine Church of St. Stanislau... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list United States of America Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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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 Village. The church, the neighborhood, and the larger surroundings are GNIS named features. The building itself, listed as St. Stanislaus Church, and the neighborhood, listed as Warszawa Neighborhood District, are both on the National Register of Historic Places. The church and school buildings are listed together as a Cleveland Designated Landmark. The Alliance of Poles on Broadway Avenue was allied ...more on Wikipedia

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

National Archives Building is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list United States of America Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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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 on Wikipedia

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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list United States of America Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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1 New York Plaza


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 Kahn & Jacobs. The building has 2.556 million square feet of office space. There is a 40,000 square feet retail concourse on the lower level. The facade was designed by Nevio Maggiora, consisting of a boxlike "beehive" pattern with the windows recessed within, made of aluminum-clad wall elements resembling a type of thermally activated elevator button popular at the time of construction. Notable ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: New York City, New York, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1969

Architect: William Lescaze

Architecture Firm: Kahn & Jacobs, William Lescaze & Associates

Created By: William Lescaze

One Pace Plaza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list United States of America Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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One Pace Plaza


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 union, the 750-seat community theater of the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, the Peter Fingesten Gallery, and an 18-floor high-rise known as Maria's Tower. Floors 5-17 of Maria's Tower houses approximately 500 freshmen residents and the 18th floor holds university administrative offices. 1 Pace Plaza is on the former site of the New York Tribune Building. It was built during the urban ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: New York City, New York, United States of America, North America