10 Towns that Changed America re-airs March 2017.

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10 That Changed America

10 Towns that Changed America

Aired: 2016-04-19 04:00:00 56:03 Rating: NR

Ten towns designed from the ground up by visionary architects corporations, and citizens.

About the Show

Premiere date: April 19, 2016

10 Towns that Changed America focuses on ten “experimental” towns that did not evolve organically over time, but instead were designed (or redesigned) from the ground up by visionary architects, corporations, and citizens, who sought to change the lives of residents using architecture, design, and urban planning. Some of these visionaries were driven by an ideology, others were trying to serve their own financial interests, but all had one thing in common: they believed in the power of our built environment to change the way we live. The 10 towns:

  • St. Augustine, FL WATCH CLIP
  • 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

A Closer Look at the 10 Towns

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 Buildings that Changed America

10 Buildings that Changed America

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

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  • Explore the 10 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
  • Share your own picks for the buildings, homes, parks, and towns

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