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4 Structures that Etched their Names into Architecture History
September 2, 2021 at 6:30 PM
by Sidhanth Thomas
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Throughout the different stages of American History, scores of structures, buildings, and edifices were created that now stand as icons, a testament to the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears used to build these very icons, forever embedded in the chronicles of history. Standing the test of time, these five structures have also been voted as some of America’s favorite Architecture, being consistently visited by millions of citizens and tourists alike. From the Neoclassical Government Buildings built in the late 18th Century to beautiful Art Deco New York, the Architectural styles that have come to define American architecture is as eclectic as it is numerous.

In this article, we’ll explore some of America’s most beloved structures, some that go as far back as when the nation was founded and institutions of political and national continuity were being established. These are also some of America’s most popular buildings attracting visitors for everything from being awe-inspiring structures to being so intertwined with the zeitgeist and political history of the country. Join us in cherishing some of America’s greatest structures.

4 Structures that Etched their Names into American History

1. Empire State Building

2. United States Capitol

3. The Golden Gate Bridge

4. Grand Central Terminal

1. Empire State Building

The Empire State Building, a quintessential example of Art Deco architecture in the heart of New York has weaved itself into the consciousness of New York City and the rest of the United States. The cultural icon was designed by Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon, being built in 1931. Towering above the city, it reigned as the tallest building in the world for 39 years. Named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, its name is derived from “Empire State,” a sobriquet for the State of New York.

The Building sees around 4 million visitors annually from all around the world, bustling to visit its various observatories and witness its Art Deco architecture. It has been featured in more than 200 movies and TV shows, including being prominently featured in Jay-Z’s iconic, Empire State of Mind. Being an American cultural icon, the structure is quintessentially ever-prominent among New York City’s evolving skyline.

2. United States Capitol

Home to the bicameral legislature of the United States, housing the House of Representatives in the South Wing and the Senate in the North Wing, the United States Capitol is an iconic structure built in 1800 in the neo-classical style similar to most buildings of the executive and judiciary. Being the seat of the Legislative branch of the United States Government, it was, since its origins meant to be intertwined with the political destiny of the country. It is located on Capitol Hill, at the eastern