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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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  • 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 Mellon Corporation. In May, 2014 it was announced that the corporation agreed to sell its headquarters tower to a joint venture led by Harry B. Macklowe's Macklowe Properties for $585 million.... more on Wikipedia
    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1931
    • Architect: Benjamin Wistar Morris III
    • Created By: Benjamin Wistar Morris III
    • Style: Colonial Revival architecture
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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 is an example of Renaissance Revival architecture. When it was built, it was the fourth-tallest tower in the world. It was previously known as the Chase Tower, after its first tenant, Chase Brass & Copper. Its owner until his death in 1938 was Frederick William Vanderbilt. On November 14, 2007, the building became the final site to be removed from Thomas Edison's original direct current grid... more on Wikipedia
    • City/Town: Murray Hill, New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1929
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    10 Lafayette Square

    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 built in the International Style. The structural frames for the building are not steel, but concrete beams and columns. The building architects were Emery Roth & Sons of New York city.... more on Wikipedia
    • City/Town: New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1959
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    10 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California

    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 office space. It is the tallest building in the San Fernando Valley. French conglomerate Vivendi Universal sold the building to CarrAmerica Realty Corporation and Beacon Capital Partners in 2003, for $190 million. CarrAmerica have owned 80% of this building, while Vivendi and NBC Universal own the remainder. The building was sold to Broadway Partners in December 2006. The firm lost control of the... more on Wikipedia
    • 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