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1973 in architecture

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1973 in architecture

The year 1973 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.


Buildings opened

  • February 14 - Vicksburg Bridge over the Mississippi River, United States.
  • April 4 - The World Trade Center in New York City, New York.
  • May 10 - General Belgrano Bridge, over the Paraná River, Argentina.
  • July 19 - National Stadium, Singapore.
  • September - Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, designed by Karl Henrik Nøstvik.
  • October 20 - Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, designed by Jørn Utzon.
  • The Aon Center in Chicago, Illinois, United States, originally known as the Standard Oil Building.
  • Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, United States, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, becomes the tallest building in the world
  • Buildings completed

  • May - Sears Tower, Chicago, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
  • September 4 - First Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • date unknown
  • Alpha Tower, Birmingham, England, designed by George Marsh of Richard Seifert & Partners.
  • The Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, becomes the tallest building in South Africa and in Africa (1973–present).
  • Großgaststätte Ahornblatt, Berlin, Germany (demolished in 2000).
  • Harvard Science Center at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, designed by Josep Lluís Sert.
  • IDS Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Boyana Residence, Sofia (later National Historical Museum (Bulgaria)), designed by Alexander Barov.
  • Kiev TV Tower in Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Mala Rijeka Viaduct, Podgorica, Montenegro.
  • Tour Montparnasse in Paris, France, designed by Eugène Beaudouin, Urbain Cassan and Louis Hoym de Marien.
  • Zagreb TV Tower in Zagreb, Croatia..
  • Tower 2 of the Meritus Mandarin Singapore in Singapore.
  • Cromwell Tower in London, England.
  • Le Pyramide market in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, designed by Rinaldo Olivieri.
  • Events

  • Vladimir Somov designs the Fyodor Dostoyevsky Theater of Dramatic Art for Veliky Novgorod.
  • Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Louis Kahn
  • Alvar Aalto Medal – Hakon Ahlberg
  • Architecture Firm Award - Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott
  • Prix de l'Académie d'Architecture de France - Kenzo Tange
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Jørn Utzon
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Leslie Martin
  • AIA Twenty-five Year Award - Taliesin West
  • Births

  • January 24 - Eero Endjärv, Estonian architect
  • date unknown - Zahava Elenberg, Australian architect
  • Deaths

  • January 22 - Stanisław Staszewski, Polish architect and poet (born 1925)
  • June 14 - Clifford Percy Evans, American architect (born 1889)
  • June 27 - Odd Nansen, Norwegian architect, author, and humanitarian (born 1901)
  • December 8 - Paul Bartholomew, American architect (born 1883)
  • References

    1973 in architecture Wikipedia

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