10 That Changed America

10 That Changed America

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Three programs that collectively present the milestones of American architecture and city planning. 10 homes that changed America takes the viewer to a 600-year-old Native American dwelling, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, a Gothic castle in New York, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, and an early public housing project. 10 parks that changed America looks at public squares in Savannah, Georgia, a park-like cemetery near Boston, the San Antonio River Walk, a park built over a freeway in Seattle, a toxic waste site that was transformed into a park, and New York's Central Park and High Line. 10 towns that changed America examines a Spanish colonial town in Florida, William Penn's vision for Philadelphia, the Mormon plan for Salt Lake City, a failed company town near Chicago, urban renewal in Washington, D.C., and the latest ideas about city planning in Portland, Oregon.
ISBN: 9781627896726
Branch Call Number: DVD DOC TEN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda


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Jul 05, 2016

Excellent history and culture lessons for everyone. From pbs.org:
The homes:
Taos Pueblo – Taos, NM
Monticello – Albermarle County, VA
Lyndhurst – Tarrytown, NY
The Tenement – New York, NY
The Gamble House – Pasadena, CA
Langston Terrace Dwellings – Washington, D.C.
Fallingwater – Mill Run, PA
Eames House – Pacific Palisades, CA
Marina City – Chicago, IL
Glidehouse – Novato, CA

The parks:
Square of Savannah – Savannah, GA
Fairmount Park – Philadelphia, PA
Mt. Auburn Cemetery – Cambridge, MA
Central Park – New York, NY
Chicago’s Neighborhood Parks – Chicago, IL
San Antonio River Walk – San Antonio, TX
Overton Park – Memphis, TN
Freeway Park – Seattle, WA
Gas Works Park – Seattle,
High Line – New York, NY

The towns:
St. Augustine, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Salt Lake City, UT
Riverside, IL
Pullman – Chicago, IL
Greenbelt, MD
Levittown, NY
Southwest Washington, D.C.
Seaside, FL
Pearl District – Portland, OR


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