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1913 in architecture

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1913 in architecture

The year 1913 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • February 1 – Grand Central Terminal, rebuilt, re-opens in New York City, United States.
  • April 24 – The Woolworth Building opens in New York City, United States, designed by Cass Gilbert; the tallest building in the world at this date (1913 until 1930).
  • July 20 – New Town Hall (Hanover), designed by Hermann Eggert and Gustav Halmhuber, opened.
  • May 31 – Carol I Mosque in Constanța, Romania, designed by George Constantinescu, is inaugurated.
  • October 18 – Monument to the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig, designed by Bruno Schmitz, is inaugurated.
  • Sinaia railway station in Sinaia, Romania.
  • City Federal Building in Birmingham, Alabama, the tallest building in Alabama until 1969.
  • Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton, Alberta completed.
  • Union Buildings, Pretoria, Union of South Africa, by Herbert Baker, completed.
  • Church of the Holy Spirit, Vienna, by Jože Plečnik, completed.
  • Kelling Hall, Norfolk, England, designed by Edward Maufe, completed.
  • Scheu House and Horner House, Vienna, both designed by Adolf Loos, completed.
  • Interiors of Café Capua, Herrenmodesalon Kniže and Bridge-Club-Wien, Vienna, all designed by Adolf Loos, completed.
  • "Bridge of Sighs", Hertford College, Oxford, England, by Thomas G. Jackson, built.
  • Halenbrücke concrete open-spandrel arch bridge over Aare between Bern and Kirchlindach in Switzerland.
  • Publications

  • Adolf Loos' Ornament and Crime is first published.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal – Reginald Blomfield.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Roger Séassal.
  • Births

  • May 20 – H. T. Cadbury-Brown, English architect (died 2009)
  • September 4 – Kenzō Tange, Japanese architect (died 2005)
  • October 20 – Alejandro de la Sota, Spanish architect (died 1996)
  • November 2 – Erik Rasmussen, architect (died 1998)
  • Deaths

  • May 30 – John Oldrid Scott, English architect (born 1841)
  • November 8 – John Belcher, English architect (born 1841)
  • November 28 – George B. Post, American architect (born 1837)
  • References

    1913 in architecture Wikipedia

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