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.


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Sep 20, 2019

This series consists of three programs, one each on: iconic homes, parks, and towns.

Dec 02, 2018

Very poor narration interrupted with some old geezers giving their versions of history (which weren't accurate by the way). If anyone who picks up a camera can make a film and change history then this is how they'd do it.
Pass on this one. Also, I have no idea why they chose these monuments. Other than the Statue of Liberty none of it made sense.

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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