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Architecture -- United States

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View Resource New York Times: Plans for Ground Zero Unveiled

This article from the New York Times shows several concepts for possible monuments/ buildings at Ground Zero. The interactive feature, titled Envisioning Downtown, has some very impressive content. It has excellent footage of artist impressions and computer animations of the proposed architectures, all of which are quite remarkable. Seven designs are highlighted, with descriptions of the various...
View Resource Photographs of the Historic American Buildings Survey: Georgia

In the aftermath of the Great Depression, the federal government developed a host of programs designed to alleviate unemployment and put people back to work. Out of these efforts came the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and a host of programs that utilized the talents of those persons who were still unemployed. These included the Federal Art Project, the Federal Music Project, and the Federal...
View Resource Berkeley Institute of Design

The Berkeley Institute of Design (BID) conducts research and educational activities that emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to designing interactive environments. Under the topic of "environments," the website includes "architectural spaces, products, web sites, and other artifacts that support complex human activity." Given the current "era of ubiquitous technologies," the organization's...
View Resource Manholes, traffic lights, and tobacco barns intrigue curious explorers of the built environment

Tobacco Barns: Stately Relics of a Bygone Era [Real Player] Celebrate Tobacco Barns Vernacular Architecture of the World: Great Buildings Online Covers to Discover Traffic Signal...
View Resource American Architectural Foundation

Those who have scoured the web for architecture sites may have come across the homepage of the American Architectural Foundation (AAF), but those who haven't will find this site to be quite a find. Founded in 1943, the AAF "seeks to educate individuals and community leaders about the power of architecture to improve lives and transform the places where we live, learn, work, and play." Visitors to...
View Resource America's Favorite Architecture

The American Institute of Architects has thrown down a gauntlet of sorts by offering up this list of the top 150 architecture projects as selected by the American public. Through a partnership with Google Earth, visitors can locate each building on an interactive map, but they might want to start by browsing through the list first. Each building profile includes a photograph, a brief overview of...
View Resource Without Bounds or Limits: An Online Exhibition of the Plan of Chicago

Noted architect and planner Daniel Burnham once said "Make no small plans." It was his mantra, and when he worked on the celebrated 1909 Plan of Chicago, he certainly thought big. This wonderful exhibit from the Art Institute of Chicago brings together some of the original drafts, meeting minutes, and images related to this landmark in urban planning history. These items are divided into four...