Throwback Thursday: The Eight "Greatest" Buildings

Pictured above are (according to Architecture: A Crash Course by Hilary French) the eight greatest buildings of all time.  She admits that the task of pinning down the eight greatest buildings is impossible to completely fulfill, but I found her choices very interesting.  Her choices are (from left to right):

  • Hadrian’s Pantheon
  • Joze Plecnik’s Church of the Sacred Heart
  • Denys Lasdun’s Royal College of Physicians
  • Adolf Loos’ Muller House
  • Marcel Breuer’s Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Art Museum
  • Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo’s Ford Foundation Offices
  • Le Corbusier’s Notre-Dame-Du-Haut

I’m eager to get some feedback on this.  What are your choices?  And what did she miss?  I would add Walter Gropius’ Fagus Factory, but I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of some of these buildings.


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