Over the past 10 years, thousands of masonry buildings have gone up around the country. Many have withstood earthquakes and hurricanes. Others have won awards for beauty. And some have demonstrated masonry's value as a high-performance yet affordable building material. The following 10 top masonry projects were selected by the magazine's editorial advisory board members as exemplary:
  • Sound-barrier wall, San Francisco
  • Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign
  • Gateway Center, Los Angeles
  • Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas
  • The New York, Chicago
  • Holiday Inn, Burbank, Calif.
  • The Getty Center, Los Angeles
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Amoco Building recladding, Chicago
  • Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago