Favorite U.S. architecture on Google Earth

Darlings of American architecture added to Google Earth with photos and history.

More information on famous American structures is now available to view on Google Earth.

In January, Google Earth 4 made it possible to build and share rich 3D content. The change resulted in 3D renderings of famous architectural sites and terrain, seen when the proper layers in Google Earth are turned on.

As part of the 150th anniversary of the American Institute of Architects, the organization has added photos and information on the architects behind several famous American structures.

The "America's Favorite Architecture" layer features the top 12 winners of a poll taken by Harris Interactive on Americans' favorite buildings, bridges, ballparks and memorials. They include things like the Biltmore Estate by Richard Morris Hunt and homes by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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