Our Favorite Buildings – US Edition

Posted by | January 2, 2015 | Beautiful Buildings | No Comments

Chrysler Building – New York, NY
Architect: William Van Alen
Photo credit: Tishman Speyer

This Art Deco style skyscraper is a favorite of Founding Principal Hendrik DeMello. Constructed in 1930, it remains an important part of the New York City skyline and a popular tourist attraction.

Empire State Building – New York, NY
Architect: William F. Lamb
Photo credit: National Geographic

This iconic building featuring Art Deco design is arguably the most recognizable in the country. The Empire State building is one of our favorite parts of the New York City skyline.

The Flatiron Building – New York, NY
Architects: Daniel Burnham & Frederick P. Dinkelberg
Photo credit: Public Domain
Located at the corner of 5th Ave. and 23rd St., this building is hard to miss. Its unique shape makes it a point of inspiration and conversation around our office.

Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Video: Milwaukee Art Museum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGQJPkQL0fU)
Photo credit: Travelwisconsin.com

The elegant, post-modern style of this structure gets it a spot on our NYC-dominated list. The majestic, handcrafted structure reminds us of a bird in flight. Spectacular!

Sony Tower (formerly AT&T Building) – New York, NY
Architect: Philip Johnson & John Burgee
Photo credit: NYC-Architecture.com

From the attention-calling pediment to the massive arched entryway, this post-modern style building challenged the popular designs of its time. We love designs that make a statement.

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