Landmarks timeline

  • Mount Rushmore Construction Begins

    South Dakota historian Doane Robinson is credited with conceiving the idea of carving the likenesses of famous people into the Black Hills region... Read more

  • Hoover Dam Constructed

    Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US ... Read more

  • Empire State Building Opens

    On May 1, 1931, with the press of a ceremonial button in Washington, D.C., President Herbert Hoover turned on the lights of the Empire State... Read more

  • Christ the Redeemer Opened

    A century passes and the mountain is re-baptized to Corcovado, a name derived from its form, which resembles a hump or hunchback. The next... Read more

  • Bauhaus School at Berlin

    Although neither the Nazi Party nor Hitler himself had a cohesive architectural policy before they came to power in 1933, Nazi writers like Wilhelm... Read more

  • Fallingwater Constructed

    Fallingwater is a house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of... Read more

  • Taliesin West Constructed

    Taliesin West was architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school in the desert from 1937 until his death in 1959 at the age of 91. Taliesin... Read more

  • Golden Gate Bridge is Opened

    On May 27, 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge was opened to the public for the first time for "Pedestrian Day," marking the start of the... Read more

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Founded

    In 1940, Frank Lloyd Wright and his third wife, Olgivanna (December 27, 1898 - March 1, 1985), formed the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which... Read more

  • 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments Built

    860–880 Lake Shore Drive is a twin pair of glass-and-steel apartment towers on N. Lake Shore Drive along Lake Michigan in the Streeterville... Read more

  • S. R. Crown Hall Completed

    S. R. Crown Hall, designed by the German-born Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is the home of the College of Architecture at the... Read more

  • Inland Steel Building Built

    The Inland Steel Building, located at 30 W. Monroe Street in Chicago, is one of the defining commercial high-rises of the post-World War II era of... Read more

  • USS Arizona Memorial Dedicated

    The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS... Read more

  • Alcatraz Prison is Closed

    Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California. Often referred to as... Read more

  • Gateway Arch Built

    The Gateway Arch, also known as the Gateway to the West, is an integral part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and the iconic image of... Read more

  • Gateway Arch in St. Louis Completed

    The Gateway Arch, also known as the Gateway to the West, is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri. Built as a... Read more

  • Sydney Opera House Completed

    There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is his masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great... Read more

  • Sears Tower Completed

    Willis Tower, formerly named Sears Tower, is a 108-story 1,451 feet (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At the time of its completion in 1974,... Read more

  • The Milwaukee Museum of Art Quadracci Pavilion Completed

    The MAM recently gained international recognition with the construction of the white concrete Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava... Read more