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1952 in architecture

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1952 in architecture

The year 1952 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • April - Stockwell Garage, designed by Adie, Button and Partners, with engineer A. E. Beer, is opened by London Transport.
  • December 15 - The Sands Hotel, designed by Wayne McAllister, is opened on the Las Vegas Strip (demolished 30 June 1996).
  • Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects, completed in the Brush Park section of Detroit, Michigan.
  • Edificio Miguel E. Abed completed in Mexico City using the latest technology for earthquake engineering.
  • Kotelnicheskaya Embankment apartments completed in the central Tagansky District in Moscow, and one of the "Seven Sisters".
  • Lever House, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, is completed at 390 Park Avenue in New York City.
  • Liljestrand House in Honolulu, Hawaii, designed by Vladimir Ossipoff, is completed
  • Saynatsalo Town Hall in Finland, designed by Alvar Aalto, is completed.
  • Unité d'Habitation in Marseille, designed by Le Corbusier, is completed.
  • United Nations Secretariat Building, designed by French architect Le Corbusier and Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, is completed.
  • Dorton Arena ("Paraboleum"), Raleigh, North Carolina, designed by Matthew Nowicki (died 1950), is built.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Auguste Perret.
  • Royal Gold Medal - George Grey Wornum.
  • Births

  • July 25 - Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portuguese architect
  • Marco Piva, Italian architect
  • Deaths

  • December 26 - Robert Atkinson, English architect (born 1883)
  • References

    1952 in architecture Wikipedia


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