Neha Patil

1951 in architecture

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1951 in architecture

The year 1951 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • January 2 - Federal Reserve Bank Building (Seattle), designed by William J. Bain of NBBJ, opened.
  • February 19 - Mount Sinai Hospital (Minneapolis), designed by Liebenberg and Kaplan, opens.
  • February 28 - Bronx River Houses completed in the Soundview section of The Bronx in New York City.
  • May 3 - Festival of Britain opened in London:
  • Royal Festival Hall, designed by Leslie Martin, Peter Moro and Robert Matthew.
  • Dome of Discovery, designed by Ralph Tubbs.
  • Skylon, designed by Philip Powell, Hidalgo Moya and Felix Samuely.
  • Telecinema, designed by Wells Coates.
  • Riverside Restaurant, New Schools building and Waterloo entrance tower, designed by Jane Drew with Maxwell Fry.
  • The Land of Britain and The People of Britain pavilions, the Turntable Café and the "Concourse" promenade, designed by H. T. Cadbury-Brown.
  • Fountain by Eduardo Paolozzi.
  • The Lansbury Estate in Poplar is begun as a housing showcase.
  • May 23 - Terrace Theatre (Minnesota), designed by Liebenberg and Kaplan, opens.
  • 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments are completed in Chicago, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
  • The JK Building completed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil as designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
  • Farnsworth House (Plano, Illinois) is completed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
  • Events

  • Nikolaus Pevsner publishes the first in his Buildings of England series, the volume on Nottinghamshire.
  • The antenna of the Empire State Building is added to the building.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Bernard Ralph Maybeck.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Vincent Harris.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Louis de Hoÿm de Marien.
  • Births

  • July 28 - Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect and structural engineer
  • Deaths

  • February 6 - William Alexander Harvey, English architect working in Birmingham (born 1874)
  • July 22 - Arthur Joseph Davis, English architect (born 1878)
  • Herbert Tudor Buckland, British architect working in Birmingham (born 1869)
  • References

    1951 in architecture Wikipedia

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