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1979 in architecture

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1979 in architecture

The year 1979 involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.


Buildings opened

  • March - Kuwait Towers opens in Kuwait City with a Viewing Sphere which completes a full turn every 30 minutes.
  • September 2 - Prabhupada's Palace of Gold is dedicated in Marshall County, West Virginia, USA, as a memorial shrine built by Hare Krishna devotees.
  • September 3 - National Theater of Cuba, Havana; construction of the building began in 1951.
  • October 10 - The Atheneum, designed by Richard Meier, opens as a visitor center in New Harmony, Indiana.
  • Buildings completed

  • Brønnøysund Bridge, Norway.
  • Parque Central Complex, Caracas, Venezuela, the tallest building in South America.
  • The Tower of Europe in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • Vienna International Centre, for the United Nations Office at Vienna.
  • Rio de Janeiro Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro), with 64 meter (210 ft) tall stained glass windows.
  • Hedmark Museum, Hamar, Norway, designed by Sverre Fehn.
  • "Stars" housing estate, Katowice, Poland.
  • Events

  • December - The Twentieth Century Society established as The Thirties Society in the United Kingdom as an architectural conservation pressure group.
  • Pritzker Prize instituted by Jay A. Pritzker.
  • Construction begins at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center designed by I. M. Pei.
  • Xanadu House design started.
  • Construction of the 360 foot (110m) communications mast atop the North Tower (1WTC) of the World Trade Center is completed.
  • Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – I. M. Pei.
  • AIA Gold Medal - I. M. Pei.
  • Architecture Firm Award - Geddes Brecher Qualls Cunningham.
  • Grand prix national de l'architecture - Claude Parent.
  • Pritzker Prize - Philip Johnson.
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Bryce Mortlock.
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Charles and Ray Eames.
  • Twenty-five Year Award - Yale University Art Gallery.
  • Deaths

  • July 13 - Juraj Neidhardt, Croatian architect, teacher, urban planner and writer (born 1899)
  • October 11 - Roger Hayward, US artist, architect, optical designer and astronomer (born 1899)
  • December 31 - Charles Draper Faulkner, Chicago-based architect (born 1890)
  • References

    1979 in architecture Wikipedia

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