Cass Gilbert

Not to be confused with American architect C.P.H. Gilbertwikipedia
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Woolworth Building

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An early proponent of skyscrapers, his works include the Woolworth Building, the United States Supreme Court building, the state capitols of Minnesota, Arkansas and West Virginia; and the Saint Louis Art Museum and Public Library.
Designed by architect Cass Gilbert, it was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930, with a height of 792 ft. More than a century after its construction, it remains one of the 100 tallest buildings in the United States as well as one of the 30 tallest buildings in New York City.

Saint Louis Art Museum

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An early proponent of skyscrapers, his works include the Woolworth Building, the United States Supreme Court building, the state capitols of Minnesota, Arkansas and West Virginia; and the Saint Louis Art Museum and Public Library.
The building was designed by architect Cass Gilbert, who took inspiration from the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy.

Arkansas State Capitol

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An early proponent of skyscrapers, his works include the Woolworth Building, the United States Supreme Court building, the state capitols of Minnesota, Arkansas and West Virginia; and the Saint Louis Art Museum and Public Library.
After Donaghey was elected governor in 1908, he forced Mann off the project and selected Cass Gilbert to finish the Capitol.

Minnesota State Capitol

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An early proponent of skyscrapers, his works include the Woolworth Building, the United States Supreme Court building, the state capitols of Minnesota, Arkansas and West Virginia; and the Saint Louis Art Museum and Public Library. As a Minnesota architect he was best known for his design of the Minnesota State Capitol and the downtown St. Paul Endicott Building.
The building was built by Butler-Ryan Construction and designed by Cass Gilbert and modeled after the larger Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome.

James Knox Taylor

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Gilbert later worked for a time with the firm of McKim, Mead & White before starting a practice in St. Paul with James Knox Taylor.
He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a classmate of William Martin Aiken, who would precede him in the position of Supervisory Architect, and Cass Gilbert.

Union Station (New Haven)

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Gilbert was one of the first celebrity architects in America, designing skyscrapers in New York City and Cincinnati, campus buildings at Oberlin College and the University of Texas at Austin, state capitols in Minnesota and West Virginia, the support towers of the George Washington Bridge, railroad stations (including the New Haven Union Station, 1920), and the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C..
Designed by noted American architect Cass Gilbert, the beaux-arts Union Station was completed and opened in 1920 after the previous Union Station (which was located at the foot of Meadow Street, near the site of the current Union Station parking garage) was destroyed by fire.

Northern Pacific Railway Depot (Little Falls, Minnesota)

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He was commissioned to design a number of railroad stations, including those in Anoka, Willmar and the still-extant Little Falls depot, all in Minnesota.
The Northern Pacific Railway Depot in Little Falls, Minnesota is a depot designed by notable architect Cass Gilbert in 1899.

Early skyscrapers

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An early proponent of skyscrapers, his works include the Woolworth Building, the United States Supreme Court building, the state capitols of Minnesota, Arkansas and West Virginia; and the Saint Louis Art Museum and Public Library.
Architect Cass Gilbert designs included a very high proportion of usable – and thus rentable – floor space, with a great deal of light and a flexible floor plan that could be subdivided for different tenants.

George Washington Bridge

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Gilbert was one of the first celebrity architects in America, designing skyscrapers in New York City and Cincinnati, campus buildings at Oberlin College and the University of Texas at Austin, state capitols in Minnesota and West Virginia, the support towers of the George Washington Bridge, railroad stations (including the New Haven Union Station, 1920), and the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C..
The George Washington Bridge was designed by chief civil engineer Othmar Ammann, design engineer Allston Dana, and assistant chief engineer Edward W. Stearns, with Cass Gilbert as consulting architect.

Abraham M. Radcliffe

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He began his architectural career at age 17 by joining the Abraham M. Radcliffe office in St. Paul.
Radcliffe inspired the architectural career of Cass Gilbert, the skyscraper pioneer who designed the Woolworth Building in New York City and the United States Supreme Court building, among many important public structures.

American Institute of Architects

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Gilbert's achievements were recognized in his lifetime; he served as president of the American Institute of Architects in 1908–09.

Seminaries of Saint Paul

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The seminary complex was designed by architect Cass Gilbert, who also designed the Minnesota State Capitol.

Beaux-Arts architecture

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His public buildings in the Beaux Arts style reflect the optimistic American sense that the nation was heir to Greek democracy, Roman law and Renaissance humanism.

Pioneer and Endicott Buildings

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As a Minnesota architect he was best known for his design of the Minnesota State Capitol and the downtown St. Paul Endicott Building.
The Endicott building was designed by Cass Gilbert and James Knox Taylor; the Pioneer Building was designed by Solon Spencer Beman in the Romanesque style; it was the first building in the United States to have a glass elevator.

West Virginia State Capitol

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An early proponent of skyscrapers, his works include the Woolworth Building, the United States Supreme Court building, the state capitols of Minnesota, Arkansas and West Virginia; and the Saint Louis Art Museum and Public Library.
Architect Cass Gilbert designed the buff limestone structure that was to have a final cost of just under $10 million.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

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His breakthrough commission was the design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City, which now houses the George Gustav Heye Center.
The building was designed by Minnesotan Cass Gilbert, who later designed the Woolworth Building, which is visible from the building's front steps.

George Gustav Heye Center

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His breakthrough commission was the design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City, which now houses the George Gustav Heye Center.
The Beaux Arts-style building, designed by architect Cass Gilbert, was completed in 1907.

Sutton Hall

Gilbert's two buildings on the University of Texas at Austin campus, Sutton Hall (1918) and Battle Hall (1911), are recognized by architectural historians as among the finest works of architecture in the state.
It was designed by Cass Gilbert, who also designed Battle Hall, the architecture library on the same campus.

St. Louis

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Among the fair-related cultural institutions in the park are the St. Louis Art Museum designed by Cass Gilbert, part of the remaining lagoon at the foot of Art Hill, and the Flight Cage at the St. Louis Zoo.

90 West Street

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It was designed by architect Cass Gilbert and structural engineer Gunvald Aus for the West Street Improvement Corporation.

Cretin Hall

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It was designed by famous architect Cass Gilbert, who also designed Cretin's two sister buildings, Loras Hall and Grace Hall.

Charles Champion Gilbert

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His uncle was Union Gen. Charles Champion Gilbert.
Gen. Samuel A. Gilbert and uncle to Samuel's son Cass Gilbert.

Thomas Edison State University

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The main structure was designed in 1910 by world-renowned architect Cass Gilbert (designer of New York City's Woolworth Building).

Battle Hall

Gilbert's two buildings on the University of Texas at Austin campus, Sutton Hall (1918) and Battle Hall (1911), are recognized by architectural historians as among the finest works of architecture in the state.
The building was designed by New York architect Cass Gilbert in 1911, using a Spanish-Mediterranean Revival style.