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Most Intriguing Structures in the U.S.

One of the great things about America is its vastly diverse architectural structures. There are so many different buildings and places that are all uniquely beautiful in their own right. It is hard to choose just one structure, especially when you look at cities like Chicago, who’s architects had a field day after the city burned down in 1871, and got to build a beautiful city from the ashes. So below, instead of just one, we have created a list of some of the most beautiful and interesting structures in the United States.

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam in Lake Mead, Arizona

Dubbed as one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders in 1994, and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1985. The Hoover Dam is a feat of magnificent proportions, and also a beautifully built structure.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building
Empire State Building in New York, New York

Built in the center of Manhattan during the race to build the tallest building, this 102-story skyscraper is one of New York and America’s most prized building. Built in only 11 months, the Empire State Building beat out the Chrysler building for tallest New York structure at the time.

Radisson Blu Aqua

Radisson Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing 82 stories tall, the Aqua is built to have its balconies stretched outward to create a ripple effect which is a tribute to nearby Lake Michigan. The Aqua was designed with sustainability in mind, with solar shading, a green rooftop, and rainwater collection systems.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dallas Museum
Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Built with only 5 floors, the Perot is the newest museum in Dallas, and one of the most interesting buildings in the city. The building is made out of recycled and locally sourced materials, and the cube shape makes it more energy efficient than a rectangle. With the buildings’ water heated by solar panels and all of the wood used from sustainable forests, the Perot really speaks to setting a new building standard.

The Geisel Library

The Geisel Library
Geisel Building at thUniversity of California San Diego in La Jolla, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renamed in 1995 to honor Audrey and Theodor Geisel, who is Dr. Seuss, for their charitable contributions to the library and their devotion to literacy. With 8 floors, each more unique than the last, the Geisel is a gorgeous and extremely unique building.

Taos Pueblo

Taos Hotel
Taos Pueblo Hotel in Taos, New Mexico

Known as the oldest United States inhabited community or the first American Hotel, the Taos Pueblo sits 1 mile north of Taos, New Mexico, and is a great destination to go check out.

The Basket Building

Basket Building
The Longaberger Company in Newark, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps one of the most interesting and nice buildings in the United States, the Longaberger Company had their building built after their business, which is distributing handcrafted maple wood baskets. Located in Dresden, Ohio, the Basket building is a great tourist attraction.

Kansas City Public Library

Kansas City Library
The Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri

The Kansas City Public Library had their parking garage covered in a row of books that they people of Missouri felt best represented famous literature.

Air Force Academy Chapel

Built in 1962, this unique chapel sits in the foothills of Colorado Springs on the Air Force Academy’s gorgeous campus.

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