American landmark architecture



Welcome to this online display of drawings by Gerald Blaikie of some of the landmark buildings to be found in the United States of America.

Drawing of Flatiron Building, New York City

Apex of south-east corner of Flatiron Building, New York City

Location: Broadway/ 22nd Street, New York City
Architect: Daniel Burnham
Year: c.1902


Drawing of Washington Square Arch, New York City

Washington Square Arch, New York City

Location: Washington Square Park, New York City
Architect: Stanford White
Year: c.1892


Drawing of Woolworth Building, New York City

Top storeys of Woolworth Building, New York City

Location: Broadway, New York City
Architect: Cass Gilbert
Year: 1913


Drawing of Empire State Building, New York City

Top of Empire State Building, New York City

Location: Fifth Avenue, New York City
Architect: William F. Lamb
Year: c.1931


Drawing of St Patrick's Cathedral, New York City

Spires of St Patrick's Cathedral, New York City

Location:Fifth Avenue, New York City
Architect: James Renwick Jnr
Year: c.1878


Drawing of eagles at Chrysler Building, New York City

Steel eagles at Chrysler Building, New York City

Location: New York City
Architect: William Van Alen
Year: 1930


Drawing of tower of Riverside Church, New York City

Tower of Riverside Church, Manhattan, the tallest church in the USA

Location: New York City
Architects: Allen, Pelton & Collens
Year: 1930


Drawing of clock tower at New York City Hall

Clock tower at New York City Hall

Location: Broadway, New York City
Architects: Joseph F. Mangin & John McComb
Year: c.1811, tower rebuilt 1917


Drawing of sculpture at entrance to Grand Central Terminal, New York City

Sculpture at entrance to Grand Central Terminal, New York City

Location: 42nd Street, New York City
Sculptor: Jules-Felix Coutan
Year: c.1914


Drawing of sculpture at entrance to Penn Station, New York City

Sculpture at entrance to Pennsylvania Station, New York City

Location: Seventh Avenue, New York City
Architect: Charles McKim
Sculptor: Adolph Weinman
Year: c.1910, demolished 1963


Drawing of Manhattan Bridge Arch, New York City

Manhattan Bridge Arch, New York City

Location: Manhattan, New York City
Architects: Carrère and Hastings
Sculptor: C.A.Echer
Year: c.1915


Drawing of Haughwout Building, New York City

Detail at corner of E.V. Haughwout Building, New York City

Location: SoHo, New York City
Architects: John P. Gaynor
Ironwork: Daniel D. Badger


Drawing of sculpture at clock in Union Station, Washington D.C.

Sculpture around clock in Union Station, Washington D.C.

Location: Washington D.C.
Sculptor: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Year: c.1908


Clock tower of King's Cross Station London

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