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Architectural Highlights from 1958
St. Ansgar Architect Willy Kreuer designed St. Ansgar Roman Catholic Church for a building exhibition in West Berlin, Germany. The Robert Taft Memorial Tower in Washington, D.C., houses an electric carillon with 27 bells. Taft Memorial
German pavilion Part of a ship's prow stands near one of the eight pavillons constituting the German exhibit at the Brussels World's Fair. Completed in 1958, the 38-story Seagram Building in New York City, New York, is encased in tinted glass and bronze mullions and panels. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson were the chief architects; Kahn & Jacobs were the associate architects. Seagram Building
Borg-Warner Completed in 1958, the Borg-Warner Building on Chicago's Michigan Avenue is directly across from the Art Institute and next to Orchestra Hall, home of Chicago's Symphony. The building's ground floor retail space is primarily dedicated to serving patrons of those artistic venues. Opened in 1958, the Carillon Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, has 620 rooms, all of which are air conditioned. Carillon Hotel
Acapulco resort At Acapulco, Mexico, the 158-bungalow, club-type Las Brisas Hotel Resort is terraced 800 feet up on a bluff. Jeeps are used to transport guests to and from private beaches. The top of this concrete pillar at Örebro, Sweden, is 250 feet above the ground and houses a restaurant that can accomodate 150 diners on its wide, circular rim. Orebro restaurant
globular house This three-room globular house made of metal is being towed up the Thames River for display at the British Ideal Home Exhibition in London, England. The house was designed by Johann Ludovici (Germany) for use in the Belgian Congo, where rivers are the most ready means of transport. Once at its destination the house could be installed without a foundation. Weighing less than a ton, it was to be sold unfurnished for about $1,200. The new Main Public Library at the Civic Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, completed in 1958, has a distinctly modern style of architecture. New Orleans Public Library
West Berlin Fifty years of changes in architectural style are reflected in these two blocks of apartment houses in West Berlin. A once-blighted area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is now the site of four high-rise apartments built by a private concern. Philadelphia
domed building A glass-domed building designed and erected by English architect Hugh Pope has an exterior wooden frame supporting 150 glass triangles. A unique visitor center, built against a cliff containing embedded fossil bones, was dedicated at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah in June. Dinosaur National Monument
Queen Elizabeth Hotel The 21-story, $24-million Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada, accommodates 2,000 people, making it Canada's largest hotel. The Stuart Co. pharmaceutical plant in Pasadena, California, was designed by Edward D. Stone, who also planned the U.S. Pavilion at the Brussels World's Fair. Stuart Co. plant
First Presbyterian Church Wallace K. Harrison designed the First Presbyterian Church, in Stamford, Connecticut, in sloping, linked pyramidal shapes, carrying lancets of stained glass, embedded within a pre-cast concrete frame, up to the ridge of the roof. This seven-story dormitory at the University of South Carolina was designed by G. Thomas Harmon and Edward D. Stone. University of South Carolina dormitory
Connecticut General Life Insurance Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and completed in 1957, the Connecticut General Life Insurance headquarters at Bloomfield, Connecticut, received an American Institute of Architects honor award in 1958. Completed in September 1958, this circular synagogue in Düsseldorf, Germany, replaced one which was destroyed by the Nazis in 1938. Dusseldorf Synagogue
Minneapolis, Minnesota, skyscraper This is how the 28-story First National Bank Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is expected to look when completed in 1959. Hotel, apartment, and office building project planned for the 20th Century-Fox lot in West Los Angeles, California. planned project
Metropolitan Opera building plan This building, planned for New York City's Lincoln Center, will be one of the largest opera houses in the world. Frank Lloyd Wright, left, and Iraqi Consul General Hashim Hilli study Wright's plans for a Baghdad opera-auditorium. Frank Lloyd Wright
Chandrigar, India The plan for the complete redevelopment of Chandrigar, capital of Punjab State, India, was to include a number of major buildings by Swiss architect Le Corbusier, including these residences for government workers, which were completed in 1958. Finnish architect Viljo Rewell won a prize for his design for the city hall of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto City Hall

In the Year 1958
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