Architectural Record celebrates 125 years

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National-Congress-300x196pxArchitectural Record provides its choice of the 125 most important buildings over the last 125 years.

To commemorate Architectural Record’s 125th anniversary, the editors developed an online gallery of what they feel are the most important works of architecture. According to the editors,

We started by polling a group of distinguished critics and scholars for nominations, but the final list is ours. While many inclusions are obvious, others may be surprising, or a little controversial—as are some omissions. And, we know, all 125 might not make the list at RECORD’s next big birthday: time inevitably changes not only our tastes, but how we understand history.

Architectural historians have long relied upon its coverage of noteworthy projects that showcase important trends in architectural styles, construction methods, use for materials and building technologies. Since its beginning in 1891, the publication has included articles and criticism on architecture, engineering, and design in the U.S and internationally. The publication is celebrating its birthday with other resources that are great research tools, such as an interactive timeline and essays, vintage covers, archival articles.

I’ve been fortunate to see some of the featured buildings in person including the National Congress Building in Brasilia, Brazil. Click onto the Architectural Record’s website and sit back and enjoy the slide show of the 125 most important buildings.


Christina Slattery

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Christina Slattery specializes in historic preservation of transportation and engineering structures. She evaluates the significance of properties ranging from missile defense systems to road corridors, and develops creative mitigation strategies for projects.

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