Art: The Seven Wonders

From the lowly wigwam to the Manhattan ziggurat, what are the "Seven Wonders of American Architecture?" This week 500 leading U.S. architects, polled for nominations, made a provocative set of choices. Tied in first place:

¶ Architect Eero Saarinen's General Motors Technical Center (TIME, July 2, 1956), 25 buildings on 330 acres of suburban land outside Detroit—a precision-machined campus of laboratories, offices and shops.

¶ Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, designed in 1930 by a task force of architects (Reinhard & Hofmeister; Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray; Hood & Fouil-houx) and still expanding, with its 16th building, Harrison & Abramovitz' 47-story TIME & LIFE Building,...

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