Modern icons of North American cities

Gateway Arch (1965) – St. Louis

Milwaukee Art Museum (2001) – Milwaukee

Monona Terrace (1997) – Madison

Space Needle (1962) – Seattle

Cloud Gate (2006) – Chicago

Keeper of the Plains (1974/2006) – Wichita

Guggenheim Museum (1959) – New York City

Canada Place (1986) – Vancouver

Campus Maritus Park (1850/2004) – Detroit

Toronto City Hall (1965) – Toronto

Indiana State Museum (2002) – Indianapolis

Texas History Museum (2001) – Austin

Akron Art Museum (2007) – Akron

Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003) – Los Angeles

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame (1995) – Cleveland

Soumaya Museum (2011) – Mexico City

Denver Art Museum (2006)- Denver

CN Tower (1976) – Toronto

Reunion Tower (1978) – Dallas

Oklahoma City National Memorial (2000) – Oklahoma City

Royal Canadian Mint (1976) – Winnipeg

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory (1996)- Louisville

Salvador Dali Museum (2011) – St. Petersburg, FL

Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden (2006) – Rochester, NY

Jose Marti Memorial (1958) – Havana

Tennessee Aquarium (1992) – Chattanooga

Art Gallery of Alberta (1968/2010) – Edmonton

National Aquarium (1981) – Baltimore

Stratosphere Tower (1996) – Las Vegas

Weisman Art Museum (1993) – Minneapolis

Tower of the Americas (1968)- San Antonio

Skylon Tower (1965) – Niagara Falls, Ontario

Calgary Tower (1967) – Calgary

Portal Beacon (2000) – San Juan

On Sunday, May 22nd, my picks for the best historic (pre-WWII) iconic structures in North American cities were listed. Today’s list is of those from the modern (post-WWII) era. Forthcoming will be a post listing my favorite future iconic structures in North American Cities to complete the trilogy. Enjoy!

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5 Responses to Modern icons of North American cities

  1. Daunn says:

    The Milwaukee art museum is my favorite interior. STUNNING!!!
    The bean is the most successful piece of public art in my opinion, not because of it’s appearance but of how it inspires people to interact with it. Brilliant!!! Also, in Millenium Park, the water sculpture, they bring together people of all walks of life in a positive way.


  2. Jane McClure says:

    Beautiful! Most of those I’d never seen before. Thanks for the guided tour.


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