1961 in architecture
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The year 1961 in architecture involved some significant events.
- Guildford Cathedral, England, designed by Sir Edward Maufe, is dedicated on May 17.
- The Palazzo del Lavoro and Palazzetto dello sport in Turin, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi, are completed.
- One Chase Manhattan Plaza in New York City, United States, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, is completed.
- The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, United States, designed by Edward Carlson, John Graham and Victor Steinbrueck, is completed.
- The Empress State Building in London, England, designed by Stone, Toms & Partners, is completed.
- The Henninger Turm in Frankfurt, Germany, designed by Karl Leiser, is completed.
- Yokohama Marine Tower in Yokohama, Japan, is inaugurated.
- Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong, China, are completed.
- The Kremlin Palace of Congresses in Moscow, Soviet Union, designed by a team led by M. Posokhin, is completed.
- The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, United States, designed by Mitchell and Ritchey, is completed (demolished 2011-2012).
- Park Hill Flats, Sheffield, England, designed by Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith, opened.
- Embassy of the United States, Baghdad, Iraq, designed by Josep Lluís Sert, is completed (abandoned 1990).
- Michael Faraday Memorial at Elephant and Castle in London, designed by Rodney Gordon, is erected.
- AIA Gold Medal - Le Corbusier.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Louis Laybourne-Smith.
- Royal Gold Medal - Lewis Mumford.
- Archigram is founded as an avant-garde architectural group based at the Architectural Association, London, and publishes its manifesto Archigram I. It will work through hypothetical projects and an associated magazine.
- Building Design Partnership is formed in Preston, Lancashire.
- Demolition of the Euston Arch in London begins.
- The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs is published.
- The City in History by Lewis Mumford is published.
- The Concise Townscape by Gordon Cullen is published.
- November 18 - Dietmar Feichtinger
- Harwood, Elain (2003). England: a Guide to Post-War Listed Buildings (rev. ed.). London: Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-8818-2.
- Isenstadt, Samuel (February 1997). "Faith in a Better Future": Josep Luis Sert's American Embassy in Baghdad". Journal of Architectural Education 50 (3): 172–88. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
- "U.S. Embassy in Baghdad". WikiArquitectura. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
- Sadler, Simon (2005). Archigram: architecture without architecture. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-69322-4.