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Building

Structure, typically with a roof and walls, standing more or less permanently in one place

A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, land prices, ground conditions, specific uses, and aesthetic reasons. To better understand the term building compare the list of nonbuilding structures.

Buildings serve several societal needs – primarily as shelter from weather, security, living space, privacy, to store belongings, and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat (a place of comfort and safety) and the outside (a place that at times may be harsh and harmful).

Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasses of much artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become an intentional part of the design process of many new buildings.

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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, key meeting place during civil rights movement and site of 1963 bombing, designated as National Historic Landmark

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, key meeting plac...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

A nighttime view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas (TX). This is the front of the Old Spanish Mission Fort where 189 defenders sacrificed their lives and fought to the death rather than surrender to the forces of the Mexican General Santa Anna in the year 1836

A nighttime view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San An...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Antonio State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, CIV Release Status: Released to ... More

Front Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Gardiner's Island, New York
Botanical Gardens, Washington D.C.. American Civil War photograph by Mathew Brady.

Botanical Gardens, Washington D.C.. American Civil War photograph by M...

Original Caption: Botanical Gardens, Washington D.C...U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3481..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)... More

Front and Rear Elevations, Plans, and Sections of Lighthouse for Cleveland, Ohio
Presentation drawing of the Jackson, MS Court House and Post Office

Presentation drawing of the Jackson, MS Court House and Post Office

This map has a front elevation. Architectural Drawings for Court House and Post Office Building in Jackson, Mississippi

Nurseries: Planting Stock - Indiana, National Forest Service photograph.

Nurseries: Planting Stock - Indiana, National Forest Service photograp...

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Greenhouses, Coldframes - All States, National Forest Service photograph.

Greenhouses, Coldframes - All States, National Forest Service photogra...

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Barn at Rising Hail Community (Completed) - Bureau of Indian Affairs
Nursery Work: Seed Beds - Utah, National Forest Service photograph.

Nursery Work: Seed Beds - Utah, National Forest Service photograph.

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Greenhouses, Coldframes - All States, National Forest Service photograph.

Greenhouses, Coldframes - All States, National Forest Service photogra...

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Greenhouses, Coldframes - All States, National Forest Service photograph.

Greenhouses, Coldframes - All States, National Forest Service photogra...

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Greenhouses, Coldframes - All States, National Forest Service photograph.

Greenhouses, Coldframes - All States, National Forest Service photogra...

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Greenhouses, Coldframes - All States, National Forest Service photograph.

Greenhouses, Coldframes - All States, National Forest Service photogra...

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Muskegon MI PO

Muskegon MI PO

Architectural Drawings for Post Office Building in Muskegon, Michigan

Photograph of Ott School

Photograph of Ott School

Caption: Ott School, Independence, Missouri. This school was formerly on the southwest corner of Liberty Street and College Avenue. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

GROUND EFFECTS AND BUILDING DAMAGE On the east side of Howard Street near 17th Street in San Francisco all houses shifted toward the left. The three-story house dropped from its south foundation wall and leaned against the neighboring house. This area, called the Mission District, was a "fill" area along the former course of Mission Creek. It was an area of high-intensity shaking exceeded only by areas in close proximity to the fault. For blocks the land surface and paved streets were thrown into wave forms trending east and west. U.S. Geological Survey (Possible photograph by G.K. Gilbert)

GROUND EFFECTS AND BUILDING DAMAGE On the east side of Howard Street n...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: US Geological Survey Release Status: Release... More

Photograph of the Effect of Earthquake on Houses After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of the Effect of Earthquake on Houses After the 1906 San Fr...

Original Caption: Photograph of the Effect of Earthquake on Houses Built on Loose or Made Ground After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906..Created By: U.S. Senate. Committee on Printing. (12/15/1841 - 1946... More

Ellis Island, New York

Ellis Island, New York

Public Health Service Historical Photograph File

Hall of Mirrors, Versailles

Hall of Mirrors, Versailles

Local Accession Number: 192..Description: The location in which the peace treaty was signed...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Research Library, 20th Century Fox..Size: 8x10..Medium: Print, Black and White..Date: 1919

Photograph of the Asch Building after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Photograph of the Building Interior after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Photograph of a Broken Fire Escape after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Photograph of a Window and Fire Escape after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Photograph of the Building Interior after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Photograph of Fire Fighters at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

Photograph of Fire Fighters at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

Photographs from the Depression and World War II

Monthly Progress Photo, Pier E, Looking East, New York State Construction Company Contractor

Monthly Progress Photo, Pier E, Looking East, New York State Construct...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Railroad Track Along Water Front, West of Second Street

Railroad Track Along Water Front, West of Second Street

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Building Number 22 (43), Commandant's Office, Showing Under Part of Marquee

Building Number 22 (43), Commandant's Office, Showing Under Part of Ma...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Destruction of Reims Cathedral

Destruction of Reims Cathedral

Local Accession Number: PC 152..Description: Postcard depicting the destruction of the Reims Cathedral by the Germans on September 19, 1914...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Vaughn..Size: 5x3..Medium: Print, Bla... More

Monthly Progress Photo, Dry Dock Number 2, Draft Marks on North East Side, Looking North East, Yard Labor

Monthly Progress Photo, Dry Dock Number 2, Draft Marks on North East S...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill. A.L.A. Library

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland.  Shell dump bldgs. #8 and 9

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsena...

Date Taken: 3/16/1918 Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Library, Camp McClellan, ALA

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Libr...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Library, Camp Fremont, Cal

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Libr...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Library, Camp Pike, Arkansas

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Gordon

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Library, Camp Gordon, GA. From C.P.I

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Libr...

Photographer: C.P.I. American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - A.L.A. Camp Library Naval Training Station, Camp Perry, Great Lakes, Ill

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - A.L....

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Fremont, Palo Alto, Cal. The camp library building

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: C.O. American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Library, A.L.A., Camp Fremont, Cal

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Library building, Camp Pike, Arkansas

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Libr...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Library Camp Johnston, FLA. From C.P.I

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Libr...

Photographer: C.P.I. American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Library, Camp Pike, ARK

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Libr...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - A.L.A. Library, Camp Gordon, Georgia

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - A.L....

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Hancock, Augusta, GA. View of camp library

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Date Taken: 1918 Photographer: Miller American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Library, A.L.A., Camp Gordon, GA

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Library, Camp Gordon, Chamblee, GA

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Date Taken: 5/0/1918 Photographer: Amer. Library Ass'n Library of Congress American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - A.L.A. Camp Library, Camp Grant

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - A.L....

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Library and theater. Camp Pike, Arkansas

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Libr...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Library, American Library Association, Camp Johnston, FLA

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - The most popular place in the camp. Camp Kearny, Linda Vista, CAL

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - The ...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Library, Camp Hancock, GA. From C.P.I

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Libr...

Photographer: C.P.I. American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Unloading books at Camp Grant, Ill, A.L.A. Library

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Unlo...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - 71st Regiment Infantry, New York National Guard, leaving Armory, New York, 1917

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - 71st Regiment Infantry, ...

Date Taken: 1917 Photographer: New York Herald Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Hancock Library

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Library, Camp Pike, ARK

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Libr...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Library, Camp Sheridan, ALA. From C.P.I

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: C.P.I. American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Grant

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Hancock, GA. A.L.A. Library

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Gordon, Georgia

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland.  U.S. filling station, chemical plant, and compressor bldgs

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsena...

Date Taken: 3/20/1918 Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Gordon Library

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp  Library, Camp Pike, ARK

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: C.P.I. American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - A.L.A. Camp Library, Camp Hancock

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - A.L....

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Library, Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Date Taken: 6/0/1918 Photographer: Amer. Library Ass'n Library of Congress American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Perry, Great Lakes, Ill. A.L.A. Library

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill. Night view of A.L.A. Library

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp Wheeler, Macon, GA. Camp Library

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - Camp...

Photographer: C.O. American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland.  Shell dump bldgs. #8 and 9

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsena...

Date Taken: 3/23/1918 Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal

Railroad Tracks, Watertown Arsenal

Railroad Tracks, Watertown Arsenal

Original caption: J.O. 2632 H (U.S. Govt - Watertown Arsenal) #26, 12-15-17; Track South of Foundry; N59843 630 Bldgs - general, #3700-3799

Community Housing Project Construction / Men Working - Bureau of Indian Affairs
Community Housing Project Construction / Men Working - Bureau of Indian Affairs
Nurseries: Tree Seeds - California, National Forest Service photograph.

Nurseries: Tree Seeds - California, National Forest Service photograph...

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

DuMarce Home Completed - Bureau of Indian Affairs
Fire Damage of Barn - Bureau of Indian Affairs
Photograph of Wilson Dam Construction

Photograph of Wilson Dam Construction

Original caption: Concrete & Forms Extension. Wilson Dam Construction Progress Photographs

Photograph of Wilson Dam Construction

Photograph of Wilson Dam Construction

Original caption: General View of Downstream Side of Powerhouse. Wilson Dam Construction Progress Photographs

Photograph of Wilson Dam Construction

Photograph of Wilson Dam Construction

Wilson Dam Construction Progress Photographs

Training (Tying Steel) - Bureau of Indian Affairs

Training (Tying Steel) - Bureau of Indian Affairs

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

Photograph of the National Archives Building during Contruction, Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, Washington, D.C.

Photograph of the National Archives Building during Contruction, Const...

This photograph is part of the F. H. Martell Co. Contract for construction of the National Archives Building. Construction of the National Archives Building

Stamford National Youth Administration Work Center

Stamford National Youth Administration Work Center

This photograph depicts a National Youth Administration work center in Stamford, Connecticut, where participants could be trained in woodworking, welding, furniture refinishing, sewing, or work in the machine s... More

Touro Synagogue & Burying Ground - Newport, Rhode Island
Nurseries: Transplants - Nebraska, National Forest Service photograph.

Nurseries: Transplants - Nebraska, National Forest Service photograph.

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Berlin 1937, Berliner Dom

Berlin 1937, Berliner Dom

Beskrivelse: Domkirken i Berlin. Pyntede gater i Berlin, Arbeidets dag (1. mai)/ Berlins 700 års jubileum. Store folkemengder, flagg med hakekors. Maistang..Fotograf: Thomas Neumann.År: 1937.Kamera: Leica.Film... More

Photograph of View of Part of Cliffs-Dow Chemical Company Plant at Marquette, Michigan

Photograph of View of Part of Cliffs-Dow Chemical Company Plant at Mar...

Original caption: Close view of part of Cliffs-Dow Chemical Company plant at Marquette, Michigan. Office in foreground, charcoal refining building at left and still building in background. Historic Photographs

Robert L. Thornton attaching rope to support concentric line in Crocker Lab, July 4, 1939. Cooksey 31 [Photographer: Donald Cooksey]

Robert L. Thornton attaching rope to support concentric line in Crocke...

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Other Buildings

Other Buildings

Photographs

Photograph of Benjamin Harrison Mansion in Indianapolis, Indiana

Photograph of Benjamin Harrison Mansion in Indianapolis, Indiana

Original caption: Benjamin Harrison Mansion in Indianapolis, Ind. Historic Photographs

John G. Backus at 184-inch cyclotron construction site, taken July 22, 1941. Principal Investigator/Project: Analog Conversion Project [Photographer: Donald Cooksey]

John G. Backus at 184-inch cyclotron construction site, taken July 22,...

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Construction of Donner Lab on the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) campus, 1942. Morgue 1944-103 (P-1) [Photographer: Donald Cooksey]

Construction of Donner Lab on the University of California, Berkeley (...

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Attaching coil brackets, 184-inch cyclotron, taken April 15, 1942. Principal Investigator/Project: Analog Conversion Project [Photographer: Donald Cooksey]

Attaching coil brackets, 184-inch cyclotron, taken April 15, 1942. Pri...

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Sears at Camp Hanford

Sears at Camp Hanford

The Dupont Company

End of magnet base, 184-inch cyclotron. Associated with Wilson Marcy Powell, Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Guggenheim Fellowship, Manhattan Project, 184-inch cyclotron, head of magnet group. Formerly restricted. Photograph taken May 21, 1943. Magnet-49

End of magnet base, 184-inch cyclotron. Associated with Wilson Marcy P...

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201208-00718.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Front Entrance to the Boston Port of Embarkation

Front Entrance to the Boston Port of Embarkation

This photograph depicts the front entrance to the Boston Port of Embarkation and the entrance to army base from Summer Street looking down Terminal Street. Administrative Records

An American Liberty Ship

An American Liberty Ship

This photograph depicts an American Liberty ship as it is loaded with supplies in Boston. Administrative Records

Aircraft at the Naval Air Station at Brunswick, Maine

Aircraft at the Naval Air Station at Brunswick, Maine

Original caption: Official U.S. Navy Photography Photo Lab - NAS - Brunswick, ME. Brun NO. 753-3-44. Date: 22 March 1944. Restricted. Security-Classified General Correspondence

US Embassy in Manila - Chancery Office Building

US Embassy in Manila - Chancery Office Building

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 1001 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

US Embassy in Conakry - Marine Security Guard Residence

US Embassy in Conakry - Marine Security Guard Residence

The original finding aid described this item as: Caption: Exterior Property Number: S 98656 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

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