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Cass Gilbert

Cass Gilbert (1859–1934) was a prominent American architect often associated with the early skyscraper movement. He served as president of the American Institute of Architects. His noted works include the U.S. Supreme Court Building, the St. Louis Library, the St. Louis Museum of Art, numerous state capitol buildings, and the acclaimed Woolworth Building in New York.

Plan for New Haven

Long before cities were going green and eco-conscious residents began debating ideas of sustainability, New Haven, Connecticut, was envisioning a plan for its growth taken from the challenging ideas of the City Beautiful movement and its call for civic monumentality. In a 1910 plan commissioned to legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and prominent architect Cass Gilbert, New...