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May 2002

The Great Buildings Collection
Architectural resource.
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12, Advanced


The Great Buildings Collection is a deep resource for everything architecture. It offers 3-D models, photos, drawings, and more for more than 800 buildings around the world.
The site uses a clean layout and color to make it interesting. Special software is needed to view the 3-D models and can be downloaded free at the site.
Users have several options for finding the information they need. The site is fully searchable by building name, architect, or place and can be browsed using the alphabetical list. There are also navigation bars that lead to the main sections of the site and a picture index.
Billed as the "leading architecture site on the Web," the Great Buildings Collection offers up-to-date information on architectural design. It is a great starting point for students or anyone studying architecture. There are sections that cover building types, styles, architects, and places around the world. Many of the records include simple to complex 3-D models, photographs, architectural plans, and the latest in architectural news. Available at the site are also bibliographies, commentaries, and a picture index where visitors can get a glimpse of the buildings without searching through the records and a list of the 30 most-accessed building pages and architect pages.


Reviewed by Hazel Jobe
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