Rahul Sharma

1947 in architecture

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1947 in architecture

The year 1947 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings completed

  • The Berkeley Building, or "Old" John Hancock Tower in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, designed by Cram and Ferguson.
  • 75 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
  • Altino Arantes Building in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Plínio Botelho do Amaral with the contractors, Camargo & Mesquita.
  • Wachovia Building (Mobile), Alabama, designed by Platt Roberts & Associates.
  • Nizami Mausoleum, Ganja, Azerbaijan (replaced 1991)
  • Cathedral of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, designed by Alejandro Bustillo.
  • St. Josaphat Cathedral, McCauley, Edmonton, Alberta, designed by Reverend Philip Ruh.
  • Zushi Temple, New Taipei City, Taiwan, designed by Li Meishu.
  • Avenel Cooperative Housing Project in Los Angeles, California, designed by Gregory Ain.
  • Hearst Castle, California, designed by Julia Morgan (construction, begun in 1919, ceases).
  • Events

  • February–June - Initial proposals for the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City are drawn up.
  • April - Initial proposals for Point Park Civic Center in Pittsburgh by Frank Lloyd Wright are presented.
  • Bankside Power Station, London, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (completed in early 1960s; converted to Tate Modern art gallery in late 1990s).
  • Le Corbusier commences construction of the Cité radieuse, Marseille.
  • Reconstruction plan for the French city of Nantes by Michel Roux-Spitz is approved.
  • Jože Plečnik proposes plans for the "Plečnik Parliament" overlooking Ljubljana.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Eliel Saarinen
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Albert Edward Richardson
  • Births

  • March 8 - Foad Rafii, Iranian architect working in Canada
  • March 22 - George Ferguson, English architect and politician working in Bristol
  • April 20 - Mark Fisher, English architect specialising in rock music stage sets (died 2013)
  • June 24 - Ian Ritchie, English architect working internationally
  • November 10 - Patrick Berger, French architect
  • December 9 - Steven Holl, American architect
  • December 12 - Will Alsop, English architect
  • December 21 - Jacques Lucan, French architect
  • Aykut Karaman, Turkish architect
  • Deaths

  • January 22 - Max Berg, German architect (born 1870)
  • February 21 - Richard Barry Parker, English architect and urban planner (born 1867)
  • April 1 - Carl Krayl, German architect (born 1890)
  • June 6 - José Marques da Silva, Portuguese architect (born 1869)
  • August 5 - Charles Bateman, English architect (born 1863)
  • September 9 - Victor Horta, Belgian architect (born 1861)
  • October 1 - James Gamble Rogers, American architect (born 1867)
  • November 5 - Fritz Schumacher, German architect (born 1869)
  • November 20 - Walter J. Mathews, American architect working in California (born 1850)
  • November 28
  • James Miller, Scottish architect (born 1860)
  • Cecil Wood, New Zealand architect (born 1878)
  • Vjekoslav Bastl, Croatian secessionist architect working in Zagreb (born 1872)
  • Frank Chouteau Brown, American architect (born 1876)
  • Henrietta Cuttino Dozier, American architect working in the southern states (born 1872)
  • Squire J. Vickers, American architect working on the New York City Subway (born 1872)
  • Francis W. Wilson, American architect working in California (born 1870)
  • References

    1947 in architecture Wikipedia


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