Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love Your Landmark, the latest Twitter phenom ...

... at least in the architecture world!

Yesterday, in observance of Valentine's Day, LANDMARK WEST! put a special push behind the Love Your Landmark project on Twitter.  Almost immediately, the lovin' was a-flowin'!  We tweeted our friends and colleagues here in New York, over in Chicago, out west in Los Angeles.  They, in turn, shared the Love Your Landmark alert with their followers, and pretty quickly the responses started rollin' in.  With a little international flavor, below are the results of yesterday's Love Your Landmark Twitter-a-thon!

Thank you (thank you!) to all the tweeters who played along!  Extra-special thanks to the Chicago Architecture Foundation (@chiarchitecture)!  Your excitement really inspired Chicagoans to think about the places they love in their city, as the Illinois-heavy submissions are evidence!

Don't forget, the project goes on for the entire month of February.  So print yourselves a sign, pick up a camera, and get out there to show the landmarks in your area how much they're loved!

The De La Warr Pavilion
Bexhill, South East Englad

Sent with love by Stewart Drew (@fob51)

Monadnock Building
Chicago, Illinois

Love, travel savvy folks at Concierge Preferred

Presidio National Forest
San Francisco, California

Lovingly, the gang at Perkins + Will Architectural Designs (@perkinswill_SFO)

Heurtley House
Oak Park, Illinois
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

With love, Mark Campbell
of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

Carl Schurz High School
Chicago, Illinois
Photo: SchurzHS.org 

Pulaski Park Fieldhouse
Chicago, Illinois

Double dose of love
from Drew Deering

Crown Hall
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois

With love, Annie

860-880 Lake Shore Drive
Designed by Mies van der Rohe
Chicago, Illinois

Form-follows-function'al love
from Howard Riefs
Photo: AIA.org

Union Station
Chicago, Illinois

... and, in keeping 
with the train theme ...

Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY

Photo: ISpyNYC

Good things come in twos!  
With love, Jennifer Harvey

Inland Steel
Chicago, Illinois

Landmark love, Jen Masengard

Photo: SOM.com

Cloud Gate, 
"The Bean",
in Millenium Park
Chicago, Illinois

Public art lovin', from Christina Saull

Krause Music Store
Chicago, Illinois

According to Dean Xene, the "most beautiful building in Chicago"!  Love it! 

Robert Lindblom Math & Science Academy
Chicago, Illinois

From Lovers of Learning at the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Teen Programs

Chicago Board of Trade
Chicago, Illinois

"Looking South down LaSalle at the Board of Trade" ... sounds lovely, Sara!
Photo: RonSaari.com

1 comment:

Jennifer Lucente, Chicago Architecture Foundation said...

That was a lot of fun and very appropriate for Valentine's Day! I look forward to continuing the #loveyourlandmark hashtag on Twitter throughout February.