10 that Changed America premiered April 2016.

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About the Series

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 the WTTW, the PBS station in Chicago. Baer is best known as the host and writer of WTTW’s popular Chicago-area tour programs such as Chicago by Boat, Chicago’s Loop, and Chicago’s Lakefront. The series was produced by Dan Protess, an award-winning senior producer at WTTW. 

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10 Homes That Changed America

10 Homes That Changed America

10 Homes that Changed America highlights 10 architecturally adventuresome dwellings.

10 Parks that Changed America

10 Parks that Changed America

Discover the evolution of our nation’s city parks.

10 Towns that Changed America

10 Towns that Changed America

10 towns whose builders saw how our environment to change the way we live.

10 Buildings that Changed America

10 Buildings that Changed America

These are the buildings that dramatically influenced our built environment in many ways.

10 that Changed America is produced by WTTW Chicago.

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Funding is made possible, in part, by The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation. Major funding is also provided by Joan and Robert Clifford, The Walter E. Heller Foundation, and other generous supporters.

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Visit the series website to:

  • Explore the 10 Buildings, Homes, Parks, and Towns that Changed America in images, video, and text
  • Trace the history of American architecture with an interactive timeline
  • Watch the show and web exclusive videos shot on location at the buildings, homes, parks, and towns
  • Take a closer look at each of the buildings itself to learn about its architectural elements
  • Discover local activities around each of the sites
  • Share your own picks for the buildings, homes, parks, and towns

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