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Old November 12th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #61
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Farnsworth House

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Old November 13th, 2009, 08:16 AM   #62
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Old November 14th, 2009, 06:30 AM   #63
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The Gateway Arch, is an integral part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and the iconic image of St. Louis, Missouri. It was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and structural engineer Hannskarl Bandel in 1947. It stands 630 feet (192 m) tall, and is 630 feet (192 m) wide at its base, making it the tallest monument in the United States.Construction of the arch started on February 12, 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965.The monument opened to the public on July 10, 1967.









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THAT THING IS SCARY! ive been up there and you can feel it swaying back and forth in the wind... ALOT
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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:35 AM   #64
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another icon of 60's architecture:

The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington, and is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and a symbol of Seattle. Located at the Seattle Center, it was built for the 1962 World's Fair. The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high at its highest point and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons

The architecture of the Space Needle is the result of a compromise between designs. The two leading ideas for the World Fair involved businessman Edward Carlson's sketch of a giant balloon tethered to the ground (see the gently sloping base) and architect John Graham's concept of a flying saucer (see the halo that houses the restaurant and observation deck). Victor Steinbrueck introduced the hourglass profile of the tower.









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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #65
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The Theme Building is a landmark structure at the Los Angeles International Airport. It opened in 1961, and is an example of the Mid-Century modern influenced design school known as "Googie" or "Populuxe."

It was designed by a team of architects and engineers headed by William Pereira and Charles Luckman, that also included Paul Williams and Welton Becket. The initial design of the building was created by James Langenheim, of the Pereira-Luckman firm.

The Los Angeles City Council designated the once rotating building a cultural and historical monument (no.570) in 1992. A $4 million renovation, with retro-futuristic interior and electric lighting designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, was completed before the "Encounter Restaurant" opened there in 1997.

The architecture shown in The Jetsons was based on the Theme Building's exterior; the Theme Building's interior was later redesigned to have a "Jetsons" feel.



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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #66
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United States Air Force Academy - Cadet Chapel

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Designed by SOM as part of the Master Plan and design of the entire U.S. Air Force Academy campus, the Cadet Chapel was created as a single symbolic religious structure that accommodates the individuality of three major American faiths, thus requiring three distinct chapels.

A succession of 17 glass and aluminum spires—each composed of 100 tetrahedrons—encloses the upper level. Continuous panels of brilliant stained glass clad the tubular tetrahedrons, diffusing light into the chapel.

SOM recently completed a comprehensive rehabilitation, restoration, and modernization of the iconic landmark.

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Completion Year: 1963
Project Area: 54,870 ft2
Building Height: 150 ft



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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #67
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Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New Haven, Connecticut

The Beinecke Library contains the principal rare books and literary manuscripts of Yale University, and serves as a center of research for students, faculty, and other scholars, both Yale-affiliated and not. One of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, the library has room for 180,000 volumes in its central tower and for over 600,000 volumes in its underground bookstacks.

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Completion Year: 1963
Project Area: 125,262 ft2

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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #68
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Concrete architecture in the 60's by Belgian architect Juiaan Lampens:















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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #69
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This is probably my favourite style which resulted in so many "timeless" buildings.

Toronto is full of interesting buildings from this era. The most well known are these two:

City Hall by Viljo Revell (1965):
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Council chambers are in the white saucer between the two sculptural concrete towers, which is supported by a giant mushroom column. It becomes the focal point of the entrance hall:
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The Toronto-Dominion Centre by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1969):

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Old November 15th, 2009, 12:23 AM   #70
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CN Tower in Edmonton, AB. Perhaps one of my favourite buildings in the city.
Completed in 1966 it stands at 111m (364ft). My favorite thing about it is the CN logo on top lights up and changes during the night.


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Old November 15th, 2009, 12:32 AM   #71
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50s and 60s in Minneapolis

IDS center:


1 financial plaza:


University of Minnesota Moos health tower:


midwest plaza:
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Marquette plaza:

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Old November 15th, 2009, 07:32 AM   #72
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Atlanta has a nice collection of 1960s boxes...

100 Colony Square, 1969; 40 Marietta Street, 1964; Equitable Building, 1968; One Park Tower, 1961; 2 Peachtree Street, 1966; Suntrust Bank, 1969
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A 1950s Atlanta shopping center...
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A 1962 Atlanta bank branch turned restaurant...
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Old November 15th, 2009, 11:59 AM   #73
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More from Minneapolis:

Riverside plaza:


Horn towers:


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Millenium hotel:
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Old November 15th, 2009, 12:03 PM   #74
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lots of concrete
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Old November 16th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #75
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IDS center:

financial plaza:

University of Minnesota Moos health tower:

midwest plaza:

Marquette plaza:

except for the financial and midwest plaza, these are actually '70's buildings. These terrible mirroring curtain walls weren't there yet in the 60's
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Old November 18th, 2009, 09:07 AM   #76
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except for the financial and midwest plaza, these are actually '70's buildings. These terrible mirroring curtain walls weren't there yet in the 60's
they were from like 72 or something so i assumed they were designed in the 60's
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Kemble Street "Space House", London, UK, 1966. Architect: R. Seifert & Partners:

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Wallfahrtskirche Maria Königin der Friedens, Velbert-Neviges, Germany,Pilgrimage Church, 1966,Gottfried Böhm:












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Gwathmey Residence, Charles Gwathmey, 1966:







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Meller House, 1950,Castlecrag, Sydney, Harry Seidler:



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