Neha Patil

1962 in architecture

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1962 in architecture

The year 1962 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Construction of Dalgety Bay, a small New town in Fife, Scotland, begins.
  • Buildings opened

  • April 21 - The Space Needle in Seattle, just in time for the Century 21 Exposition.
  • May 25 - Coventry Cathedral in England, designed by Basil Spence, is consecrated.
  • May 28 - TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, New York, designed by Eero Saarinen.
  • July 1 - The Minolta Tower in Niagara Falls.
  • August 24 - General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge over Lake Maraceibo, Venezuela, designed by Riccardo Morandi; opened by President Romulo Betancourt.
  • September 23 - Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, designed by Max Abramovitz.
  • November 6 - Commonwealth Institute in the London Borough of Kensington, designed by Sir Robert Matthew of RMJM; opened by Queen Elizabeth II (refurbished 2016 as the Design Museum).
  • dates unknown
  • Saint Petersburg TV Tower in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • KPN-Zendmast Waalhaven in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Buildings completed

  • Both Marina City towers in Chicago, United States, are completed; however, they are not fully furnished until 1964.
  • Tour CIBC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Place Ville Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, becoming the tallest building in the British Commonwealth (1962-1964).
  • CIS Tower in Manchester, England, designed by G. S. Hay and Gordon Tait, becoming the tallest building in the United Kingdom (1962-1963).
  • Tryvannstårnet, broadcasting tower in Oslo, Norway.
  • Policromatic condominium block in Zagreb by Ivo Vitic.
  • United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, Colorado Springs, designed by Walter Netsch.
  • Sentech Tower, television transmitter in Johannesburg, South Africa (transmissions began in 1961).
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Eero Saarinen (posthumous).
  • Architecture Firm Award - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Piet Blom.
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Joseph Fowell.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Sven Gottfried Markelius.
  • Births

  • February 25 - Andres Siim, Estonian architect
  • Deaths

  • January 16 - Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor and architect (born 1883)
  • April 21 - W. Gray Young, New Zealand architect (born 1885)
  • May 14 - Dov Karmi, Israeli architect (born 1905)
  • August 18 - Max Fabiani, Slovene-Italian architect (born 1865)
  • September 23 - Louis de Soissons, Canadian-born English architect (born 1890)
  • December 28 - Karl Völker, German architect and painter (born 1889)
  • References

    1962 in architecture Wikipedia

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