Tag Archives: icons

When transportation becomes the destination

Now and then, a part of the transportation network becomes iconic in itself. In those cases, the infrastructure not only serves its intended purpose, but also becomes a focal point and source of community, regional, or even national pride, and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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