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The coolest building in every state

INSIDER Logo By Jacob Shamsian of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 52: <p>The United States has produced some really cool buildings, and we've found the coolest building in each state.</p><p> Defining "coolest" is hard. We evaluated every state on its own terms, and we've found that the architecture across all 50 is as diverse as its population.</p><p> In states like California and Massachusetts, "coolest" meant picking buildings that look futuristic and elegant, like something out of a science fiction movie, with architecture that looks like nothing else in the world. In other states, like Maine and the Carolinas, we've found that the coolest buildings are distinctive because of their place in history or the state's culture. And in some cases, like Tennessee, the coolest buildings were simply uniquely American creations, like a piece of Americana in building form.</p><p>James Grebey contributed to an earlier version of this story.</p>

The United States has produced some really cool buildings, and we've found the coolest building in each state.

Defining "coolest" is hard. We evaluated every state on its own terms, and we've found that the architecture across all 50 is as diverse as its population.

In states like California and Massachusetts, "coolest" meant picking buildings that look futuristic and elegant, like something out of a science fiction movie, with architecture that looks like nothing else in the world. In other states, like Maine and the Carolinas, we've found that the coolest buildings are distinctive because of their place in history or the state's culture. And in some cases, like Tennessee, the coolest buildings were simply uniquely American creations, like a piece of Americana in building form.

James Grebey contributed to an earlier version of this story.

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