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9/11/16

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21 Overlooked Architectural Masterpieces in the U.S.

Source: Business Insider

The United States is home to several iconic architectural landmarks—everyone knows the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty—but the country also has a great number of lesser championed masterpieces.

The new building at New York City's John Jay College was designed by the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, with a distinctive cube shape and reflective facade. It won an award from the American Institute of Architects in 2015...

The sloping structure of New York City's W. R. Grace Building—conceived by Gordon Bunshaft at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill—is a monochrome masterpiece. Its facade also reflects other buildings and the sky to create a mind-bending optical illusion...

The triangular shape of the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel—designed by the architect Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill—is cleverly echoed in the stained glass windows that line its interior.

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