Lost in America: Photographing the Last Days of Our Architectural Treasuresby Richard Cahan and Michael Williams
Based on the remarkable photo archive of the Historic American Buildings Survey, Lost in America tells powerful stories of places that should still be here, from adobe huts to New York skyscrapers. Some - like New York’s Penn Station and Chicago’s Stock Exchange - were majestic. Others - like a tiny bridge in rural Montana and a small farmstead torn down for Denver’s International Airport - were modest. But they all reflected America’s story before they were razed. Using haunting black-and-white images by the nation’s top architectural photographers, the book presents a timely look at what we’ve lost.
This publication is made possible through support from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Additional funding was provided by Pine Needles Charitable Trust.