1980’s Architecture

1980s architecture is characterized by postmodernism, a style that emerged in response to the uniformity and lack of ornamentation of modern architecture. 1980s architecture often featured bright colors, asymmetrical shapes, and playful elements such as broken pediments, classical motifs, and historical references. Buildings from this era often sought to challenge the seriousness of modernism and incorporate humor and wit into their design. Some notable examples of 1980s architecture include the PPG Place in Pittsburgh, the AT&T Building in New York City, and the Lloyd’s Building in London.

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