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Icons of American architecture : from the Alamo to the World Trade Center

Author: Donald Langmead
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
Series: Greenwood icons.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An alphabetical listing of twenty-four American buildings and structures whose history and legends have become part of popular culture including the Alamo, the Brooklyn Bridge, Independence Hall, the Lincoln Memorial, and the World Trade Center.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Langmead
ISBN: 9780313342073 0313342075 9780313342097 0313342091 9780313342110 0313342113
OCLC Number: 243543931
Description: 2 volumes (xix, 589 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: v. 1. The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas ; Alcatraz, San Francisco, California ; Brooklyn Bridge, New York City ; Empire State Building, New York City ; Fallingwater, Bear Run, Pennsylvania ; Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California ; Graceland Mansion, Memphis, Tennessee ; Grand Central Terminal, New York City ; Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California ; Hoover Dam, Colorado River, Nevada/Arizona ; Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California ; Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania --
v. 2. Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. ; Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia ; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia ; Sears Tower, Chicago, Illinois ; Statue of Liberty, New York City ; United Nations Headquarters, New York City ; United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. ; USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii ; Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C. ; White House, Washington, D.C. ; World Trade Center, New York City.
Series Title: Greenwood icons.
Responsibility: Donald Langmead.
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What turns a building or structure into an icon? This title features twenty-four buildings and structures, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the White House, the Hotel del Coronado, and the Washington  Read more...

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