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08 June 2009

William Edgar Baker (1885-1942)

An architect, died November 25, 1942, in Sarasota, Florida; aged fifty-seven. Born in Palestine, Texas. Former member of New York firm of McKim, Mead & White.

08 June 2009

Baker, James Barnes (1864-1918)

An architect, living at Englewood, New Jersey, but with offices in New York City, died at the Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, June 3, 1918. He was born at Elizabeth, New Jersey, in...

08 June 2009

William Lloyd Baily (1862-1947)

An architect, died April 6, 1947, at his home in Haverford, Pennsylvania; aged eighty-five. Born Haverford; partner Baily & Basset, Philadelphia architects, 1889-1930.

08 June 2009

Baechlin, Henry (1874-1936)

An architect, died August 14, 1936, in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He was born in Newark in 1874. Following a course in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he began practice in Newark. He designed...

08 June 2009

Bacon, Henry (1866-1924)

A distinguished architect, died in New York City, February 16, 1924. He was born at Watseka, Illinois, in 1866. In 1889 he won the Rotch Traveling Scholarship, which enabled him to study architecture...

08 June 2009

The dark knights return: four profoundly unfashionable buildings in London.

Number One, Poultry, is an office and retail corner block at the heart of the City of London by James Stirling, first designed in 1985, but only completed posthumously by Michael Wilford in...

08 June 2009

2000 – Botanic Gardens of Wales, Llanarthney, Carmarthen

Architect: Foster + Partners This spectacular dome is the largest single span glasshouse in the world, and was designed by Norman Foster and Partners. Poised on the Welsh landscape like a giant raindrop,...

08 June 2009

1826 – Menai Suspension Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Architect: Thomas Telford Prior to the bridge’s completion in 1826 the island had no connection to the mainland and all movement to and from Anglesey was by ferry. However, the Act of Union...

08 June 2009

1846 – Britannia Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Architect: Robert Stephenson The increasing popularity of rail travel necessitated a second bridge over the straits to provide a direct rail link between London and the port of Holyhead. The task of building...