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Architecture in the 1920's
Transcript of Architecture in the 1920's
1920's Skyscrapers: The first successful skyscraper was the Woolworth Building in New York. It was built in 1913 by Cass Gilbert. The Woolworth Building was built in a gothic tower style with lots of windows. Next, is the Chrysler Building witch built by William Van Alen in New York, New York during 1928. It had been made using a steal frame and metal cladding. The Empire State Building was also built in the 1920's. It was built in New York, by William Fredrick in 1929. It had been built in an Art Deco style. Houses: In the 1920's people began to want houses that were made of brick walls,oak doors,and clay roofs. Houses began to obtain the Mock-Tudor cottage style called Tudorbethan. Also, homes were normally detached and most people rented instead of buying a home. One style of a house is called Craftsman house. This style of house has a two-toned brick scheme, an enclosed porch, roof panels, and fishtail shingling. Another style of a house is called a Bungalow. Bungalow's have tile roofing, gable windows, dark brick, and
cobblestone. The last style of housing is the Tudor look. This house would have patterned brick walls, steeply pitched roofs, and a large chimney. During the 1920's skyscrapers expressed energy, optimism, and ambition in America. As the cities boomed so did the number of gigantic buildings. As a result the 1920's had been named the richest era in the design of skyscrapers.