Archive for the 'Architecture Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Was the Campus of the University of Albany Originally Designed to be Used in Arizona?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. ARCHITECTURE URBAN LEGEND: The campus at the University at Albany in New York was originally designed to be used in Arizona. The campus at the University at Albany in Albany, New York (one [...]

Discover the Bizarre Race to See Who Would Have the Tallest Skyscraper in the World!

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. ARCHITECTURE URBAN LEGEND: Architects William Van Alen and H. Craig Severance engaged in a cloak and dagger race to see whose skyscraper would be the tallest in the world. H. Craig Severance and [...]

Was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Originally Designed as a School Project?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. ARCHITECTURE URBAN LEGEND: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was originally designed as a school project at Yale! In 1980, Maya Ying Lin was a senior at Yale University studying to be an architect when [...]