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Public ranks top 150 U.S. architectural works

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New York City's Empire State Building was chosen in a public poll as the nation's architectural favorite in a poll conducted for the American Institute of Architects, the institute announced. The "America's Favorite Architecture" list, part of the institute's 150th anniversary celebration, ranks the top 150 architectural among 247 pieces that were chosen by 2,448 members of the architectural group. The public poll featured participation by 1,804 adults. The Empire State Building, designed by architect William Lamb, topped the list, and the White House, designed by architect James Hoban, took second place. Washington, D.C., is home to six of the top 10 sites on the list, and New York City claimed two. Besides the White House, the Washington, D.C., sites include: the Washington National Cathedral, in third place; Thomas Jefferson Memorial, fourth; U.S. Capitol building, sixth; Lincoln Memorial, seventh; and Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 10th. San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge was fifth...