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Great Buildings of the WorldJohn Hancock Center (Chicago, Illinois)

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Known locally as "Big John", black tower of the John Hancock Center building with its distinctive X-bracing is one of the most beautiful US skyscrapers and one of Chicago's main architectural landmarks...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/7/2009

last visited: 12/5/2015

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Great Buildings of the WorldMount Vernon - Mount Vernon, Virginia

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The Mount Vernon estate was the home of George Washington, first president of the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member akern.geo

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/5/2009

last visited: 4/25/2014

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Great Buildings of the WorldFaneuil Hall - Boston, MA

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Faneuil Hall has served as a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. Funded by wealthy merchant, Peter Faneuil and Originally designed by artist John Smibert in 1740–1742, it was greatly expanded in and modified in 1806 by Charles Bulfinch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/2/2009

last visited: 4/5/2015

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Great Buildings of the WorldCrane Library - Quincy, MA

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The Crane Library is located around the corner from the Church of the Presidents, Quincy, Massachusetts. The building was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, designer of Boston's Trinity Church, and founder of the Richarsonian Romanesque movement.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/2/2009

last visited: 3/23/2013

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Great Buildings of the WorldZimmerman House - Manchester, NH

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This 1950 Frank Lloyd Wright designed residence is tucked away on a little known quiet side street in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tours are available through the Currier Art Museum which owns it from a bequest from Dr. Isadore J. & Lucille Zimmerman.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 6/2/2009

last visited: never

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Great Buildings of the WorldThe Parthenon - Athens, Greece

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The Parthenon is located at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Greece

date approved: 5/30/2009

last visited: 9/16/2014

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Great Buildings of the WorldTreasury of Atreus - Mycenae, Greece

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The Treasury of Atreus, also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon, is located in the Prefecture of Argolis, Region of the Peloponnesos, in Greece.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Greece

date approved: 5/30/2009

last visited: 8/18/2015

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Great Buildings of the WorldTheater at Epidauros - Epidauros, Greece

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The Theater at Epidaurus is located in the Prefecture of Argolis, Region of the Peloponnesos, in Greece.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Greece

date approved: 5/30/2009

last visited: 9/12/2012

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Great Buildings of the WorldSanta Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Firenze (Florence), Italy

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Florence cathedral - really great gothic building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 5/29/2009

last visited: 1/18/2016

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Great Buildings of the WorldLouvre in Paris (France)

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Palais du Louvre (former Roayl palace) is one of the largest and most visited museums in the world, and possibly the most famous of them all. The Louvre is definitely one of Paris's many must-visits...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 5/28/2009

last visited: 10/3/2015

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Great Buildings of the WorldPyramide du Louvre in Paris (France)

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The XXth century addition to the Louvre Royal Palace complex is the famous glass pyramidal entrance - "Pyramide du Louvre", in my opinion really fine example of a perfect combination of modern and historic architecture...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 5/28/2009

last visited: 10/3/2015

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Great Buildings of the WorldPanthéon in Paris (France)

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The impressive Panthéon is a neo-Classical church in the Latin Quarter of Paris. It was originally an abbey dedicated to St. Genevieve (the patron saint of Paris), but now functions primarily as a burial place for famous French heroes...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 5/28/2009

last visited: 7/20/2014

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Great Buildings of the WorldNotre-Dame Cathedral in Paris (France)

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Cathedral of Notre-Dame is not the largest cathedral in the world, but might be the most famous of all cathedrals. This masterpiece of Gothic architecture is located on the Île de la Cité, a small island in the medieval heart of the city of Paris.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 5/28/2009

last visited: 10/5/2015

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Great Buildings of the WorldEiffel Tower / Tour Eiffel - Paris (France)

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Once the tallest structure in the world, the Eiffel Tower is probably Europe's best known landmark and Paris's most famous symbol...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 5/28/2009

last visited: 12/5/2010

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Great Buildings of the WorldPiazza di San Marco / St. Mark's Square (Venice, Italy)

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Visit Piazza di San Marco (St. Mark's Square), place where the Basilica di San Marco and the Doge's Palace overlooks one of the most beautiful squares in the world, a real marble salon, the Venice city center for centuries...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Veneto, Italy

date approved: 5/19/2009

last visited: 1/2/2016

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Great Buildings of the WorldBasilica di San Marco / St. Mark's Basilica (Venice, Italy)

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...on Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) you can find one from the most precious jewel of Byzantine architecture - beautifull and in style very unusual Basilica di San Marco (St. Mark's Basilica)...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Veneto, Italy

date approved: 5/19/2009

last visited: 1/2/2016

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Great Buildings of the WorldTugendhat Villa / Vila Tugendhat

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The Tugendhat Villa is a masterpiece of the Modern Movement in architecture. It was created by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/17/2009

last visited: 7/12/2009

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Great Buildings of the WorldSt. John Nepomuk Church / Poutní kostel sv. Jana Nepomuckého (Zelená Hora)

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This small pilgrimage church constructed at the beginning of the 18th century on a star-shaped plan is the most unusual work of the great architect Jan Blažej Santini-Aichl, whose highly original style falls between neo-Gothic and Baroque...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/17/2009

last visited: 8/1/2015

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Great Buildings of the WorldCasa Batlló, Barcelona - Spain

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A must see in Barcelona and one of Gaudí's best buildings, even though he only redesigned the old façade e kade it more beautiful and converted the main floor into a home, taking care to respect the old building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 4/14/2009

last visited: 12/14/2015

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Great Buildings of the WorldButler House - Pasatiempo, CA

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The Butler House is a wood frame, courtyard house overlooking the Pasatiempo Golf Course.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 3/24/2009

last visited: never

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Great Buildings of the WorldTokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall - Tokyo, JAPAN

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"Tokyo Bunka Kaian" is the name in Japanese.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YONEYAMA

location: Tokyo, Japan

date approved: 3/15/2009

last visited: never

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Great Buildings of the WorldThe Pantheon, THE Greatest Building in the World

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So that is my opinion, but how many architects can build this today without a computer? And have it so that when the sun shines in the oculus at a certain time of day, it encircles the alter??? Hmm??

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 3/9/2009

last visited: 11/21/2011

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Great Buildings of the WorldDonald Bren School of Environmental Sciences and Management / Bren Hall - Goleta, California

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LEED platinum building on the UCSB campus designed to make smooth transition between indoors and outdoors

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hotshoe

location: California

date approved: 2/28/2009

last visited: 8/16/2009

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Great Buildings of the WorldSaint Mary's Cathedral - San Francisco, CA

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Cathedral of the Catholic archdioces of San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/13/2009

last visited: 9/2/2012

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Great Buildings of the WorldThomas Larkin House - Monterey, CA

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The Thomas Larkin House is a historic Monterey home. It was also once the US Consul's home in Monterey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/9/2009

last visited: 2/20/2011

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