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Explore some building trends that might influence our future landscape. It's an architectural journey - and along the way, you'll find out how these buildings, homes, parks, and towns became icons. 10 that Changed America is hosted by Geoffrey Baer, an Emmy Award winning producer for WTTW, the PBS station in Chicago. The series was produced by Dan Protess, an award-winning senior producer at WTTW.
10 Homes that Changed America highlights 10 architecturally adventuresome dwellings, which provided Americans with more than just a "roof over their heads" – these homes elevated living to an art form. Meet the talented architects who brought these buildings to life, along with their often-eccentric clients, and the lucky individuals who live in these historic homes today. A primer in domestic architecture, 10 Homes will also offer a lesson in the history of American domestic life, as the evolving design of these homes over time reveals Americans' changing relationship with nature, technology, and each other.
10 Parks that Changed America tells the story of 10 visionaries who took open canvases of God-forsaken land, and transformed them into serene spaces that offer city dwellers a respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life. From the elegant squares of Savannah, Georgia, to a park built over a freeway in Seattle, to the more recent High Line in New York, each story introduces the heroes who brought these parks to life, and the villains who preferred to exploit the land for private enterprise. Discover the evolution of our nation's city parks, and learn the history of landscape architecture – an American-born art in which human beings try their best to mimic nature.
10 Towns that Changed America focuses on ten "experimental" towns that did not evolve organically over time, but instead were designed (or redesigned) from the ground up by visionary architects, corporations, and citizens, who sought to change the lives of residents using architecture, design, and urban planning. Some of these visionaries were driven by an ideology, others were trying to serve their own financial interests, but all had one thing in common: they believed in the power of our built environment to change the way we live.
Visit influential towns across the country from Greenbelt, Maryland, and Seaside, Florida, to Riverside, Illinois, and Levittown, New York, that had a lasting impact on the way our cities and suburbs are designed.
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