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1956

19 April 2012

1956 – English Electric Company, Aldwych, London

Architect: Adams, Holden & Pearson Headquarters building for English Electric Company, on the site of the grandiose Gaiety Theatre which closed just prior to the Second World War. Founded in 1918, EE initially...

25 June 2010

1960 – Sheraton Hotel, Denver

Architect: I.M. Pei & Associates Now a Sheraton Hotel, this I.M. Pei designed building has passed through several hotel chains over the last fifty years. It has also expanded across the street to...

31 May 2010

1956 – Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona

Architect: Anshen & Allen Built on a twin pinnacled spur about 250 feet high, jutting out of a thousand foot red rock wall, the building of the Chapel was completed in April 1956....

09 December 2009

1956 – Arco de la Victoria, Madrid

The Arco de la Victoria (Arc of Triumph) is the work of architect Arregui and was erected in 1956 to honor the Spanish Army. It was built under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco...

28 September 2009

1956 – Church of the Immaculate Conception, Belturbet, Co. Cavan

Architect: William H. Byrne & Son Unattractive church from the 1950s, designed by Simon Leonard of William H. Byrne & Son, Dublin. The building is described by the diocese as Hiberno-Romanesque but somehow...

21 September 2009

1956 – 900-910 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe A further development of his work at 860-880 Lake Shore Drive (immediately next door), 900-910 was built as two blocks of different sizes with a low pavilion building...

17 September 2009

1956 – Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago

Architect: Mies van der Rohe Widely regarded as one of the most architecturally significant buildings of the 20th Century, Crown Hall was completed in 1956 during Mies van der Rohe’s tenure as director...

02 September 2009

1956 – National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Architect: Reginald Fairlie Located on George IV Bridge in Edinburgh is the main building of the National Library of Scotland, Scotland’s only copyright deposit library. A pre-war design, the foundations were laid and...