Philip Johnson Architecture Photos

Philip Johnson (1906-2005) designs reflect modern concepts of glass walls & simple surfaces. His best known structures are Garden Grove's Crystal Cathedral (1980), ATT (now Sony) Headquarters (1984) in New York, PPG Place (1984) in Pittsburgh, Penzoil Place (1976) in Houston & his own glass house (1949) in New Canaan, CT.

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Spire at Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Spire veins at Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Spire details at Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Spire at Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.
Spire (1990) at Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA. Architect: Philip Johnson. Spire veins at Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Spire details at Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Spire at Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.
Spire & Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Crystal Cathedral reflective wall. Garden Grove, CA.Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Carillon at Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.
Spire & Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Crystal Cathedral reflective wall. Garden Grove, CA.Crystal Cathedral (1980). Garden Grove, CA. Style: modern. Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects.Carillon at Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.
Interior of Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Organ of Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Ceiling structure of Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Ceiling structure with organ pipes in Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.
Interior of Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Organ of Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Ceiling structure of Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.Ceiling structure with organ pipes in Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA.
580 California. San Francisco, CA.101 California Street. San Francisco, CA.Nieman Marcus building with facade greatly spoiled from original design on southeast corner of Union Square. San Francisco, CA.Comerica Tower or One Detroit Center. Detroit, MI.
580 California (1986) (23 floors). San Francisco, CA. Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects + Kendall & Heaton Assoc..101 California Street (1982) (48 floors). San Francisco, CA. Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects + Kendall & Heaton Assoc. + Eli Attia Architects.Nieman Marcus building (1983) with facade greatly spoiled from original design on southeast corner of Union Square. San Francisco, CA. Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects.Comerica Tower or One Detroit Center (1992). Detroit, MI. Style: Postmodern. Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects + Kendall/Heaton Associates Inc..
Spires of Comerica Tower. Detroit, MI.Bank of America Center with sloped upper stories. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center stepped upper floors. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center curved metal roof. Houston, TX.
Spires of Comerica Tower. Detroit, MI.Bank of America Center (1983) (56 floors) (700 Louisiana St.) with sloped upper stories. Houston, TX. Architect: Kendall/Heaton Assoc. + Johnson/Burgee Architects.Bank of America Center stepped upper floors. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center curved metal roof. Houston, TX.
Bank of America Center roof detail. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center gabled sections. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center exterior arch leading to arched lobby. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center lobby. Houston, TX.
Bank of America Center roof detail. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center gabled sections. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center exterior arch leading to arched lobby. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center lobby. Houston, TX.
Pennzoil Place. Houston, TX.Pennzoil Place sloped entrance. Houston, TX.Pennzoil Place two black towers. Houston, TX.Rothko Chapel. Houston, TX.
Pennzoil Place (1975) (36 floors) (711 Louisiana & 700 Milam Sts.). Houston, TX. Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects + Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson + Eli Attia Architects.Pennzoil Place sloped entrance. Houston, TX.Pennzoil Place two black towers. Houston, TX.Rothko Chapel (1970-1) (3900 Yupon St.). Houston, TX. Architect: Philip Johnson, Howard Barnstone & Eugene Aubry. On National Register.
Williams Tower. Houston, TX.Art Museum of South Texas. Corpus Christi, TX.John F. Kennedy Memorial in front of Bank of America Plaza. Dallas, TX.John F. Kennedy Memorial & building which houses Conspiracy Museum. Dallas, TX.
Williams Tower (1983) (64 floors) (2800 Post Oak Blvd. at West Alabama St.). Houston, TX. Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects + Morris-Aubry.Art Museum of South Texas (1972). Corpus Christi, TX. Architect: Philip Johnson.John F. Kennedy Memorial (1970) (Market at Commerce Streets) in front of Bank of America Plaza. Dallas, TX. Architect: Philip Johnson.John F. Kennedy Memorial & building which houses Conspiracy Museum. Dallas, TX.
Amon Carter Museum. Fort Worth, TX.Bank One Center to left of 1700 Pacific Avenue. Dallas, TX.Cupola of older building against windows of Bank One Center. Dallas, TX.The Crescent complex. Dallas, TX.
Amon Carter Museum (1964). Fort Worth, TX. Architect: Philip Johnson.Bank One Center (1987) (60 floors) (1717 Main St.) to left of 1700 Pacific Avenue. Dallas, TX. Architect: HKS Inc. + Johnson/Burgee Architects.Cupola of older building against windows of Bank One Center. Dallas, TX.The Crescent complex (1985) (on McKinney Ave.). Dallas, TX. Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects.
Kline Biology Tower on Yale Campus. New Haven, CT.Brown University's List Art Building. Providence, RI.List Art Building projecting sections. Providence, RI.List Art Building slender support columns & louvers. Providence, RI.
Kline Biology Tower (1965) (16 floors) (219 Prospect St.) on Yale Campus. New Haven, CT. Architect: Zion & Breen + Philip Johnson + Richard Foster Assoc..Brown University's List Art Building (1969-1971) (64 College St.). Providence, RI. Architect: Philip Johnson.List Art Building projecting sections. Providence, RI.List Art Building slender support columns & louvers. Providence, RI.

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