Public television station WTTW Chicago is at work on a program about "ten influential American buildings that changed the way we live, work, and play."

These ten buildings were selected in consultation with a panel of historians and architects from across the country:

  • virginia state capitol, richmond, va
  • trinity church, boston, ma
  • wainwright building, st. louis, mo
  • robie house, chicago, il
  • highland park ford plant, highland park, mi
  • southdale center mall, edina, mn
  • seagram building, new york, ny
  • dulles international airport, chantilly, va
  • vanna venturi house, chestnut hill, pa
  • walt disney concert hall, los angeles, ca

The program's cast and crew are currently traveling coast-to-coast, capturing these influential works of american architecture and interviewing some of the nation's most esteemed architects and historians.

I like that the list includes a manufacturing plant and a shopping center, two categories of building we don't often think of as architecturally significant. The show will air nationally on PBS stations next year. I wish it were sooner. --b.d.s.