What's the Most Important Building In America?

In a special called Ten Buildings that Changed America that aired on PBS this week, critics and historians schooled us on ten of the most significant structures in the country. Did they miss anything?

Writer and producer Dan Protess' picks ranged from inspired (Louis Sullivan's Wainright Building, the first skyscraper in the world), to surprising (Victor Gruen's Southdale Center, one of the original indoor malls), to downright silly (Frank Gehry's Disney Concert Hall, of ill-repute). Of course, trying to quantifying what makes a particular piece of architecture "more important" than the rest is entirely subjective. But that's what makes it so interesting to try.


Which is why we want you, dear reader, to tell us where PBS went wrong. Fire away in the comments below.

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