1961 in architecture
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The year 1961 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- December - Demolition of the Euston Arch in London begins.
- 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.
- St Eusebius' Church, Arnhem, Netherlands, is restored by Berend Tobia Boeyinga.
- May 17 - Guildford Cathedral, UK, designed by Sir Edward Maufe (dedicated).
- May 18 - The Henninger Turm in Frankfurt, Germany, designed by Karl Leiser (inaugurated)
- September 17 - The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, United States, designed by Mitchell and Ritchey, is completed (demolished 2011-2012).
- October 17 - The Kremlin Palace of Congresses in Moscow, Soviet Union, designed by a team led by M. Posokhin
- December 8 - The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, United States, designed by Edward Carlson, John Graham and Victor Steinbrueck.
- date unknown
- The Palazzo del Lavoro and Palazzetto dello sport in Turin, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi.
- One Chase Manhattan Plaza in New York City, United States, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
- The Empress State Building in London, UK, designed by Stone, Toms & Partners.
- Yokohama Marine Tower in Yokohama, Japan.
- Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong, China.
- Park Hill Flats, Sheffield, UK, designed by Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith.
- 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.
- Jane Jacobs - The Death and Life of Great American Cities
- Lewis Mumford - The City in History
- Gordon Cullen - The Concise Townscape
- AIA Gold Medal - Le Corbusier.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Louis Laybourne-Smith.
- Royal Gold Medal - Lewis Mumford.
- September 1 - Eero Saarinen, Finnish architect and industrial designer (born 1910)
- October 19 - Jan Buijs, Dutch architect (born 1889)
- Sadler, Simon (2005). Archigram: architecture without architecture. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-69322-4.
- "Arnhem (G): St. Eusebius". Archimon, The virtual museum of religious architecture in The Netherlands. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- "Lagersilo "Henninger Turm"" (in German). Frankfurt -Dokumentation zur Nachkriegszeit. 7 May 2005. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- Bill Speidel, Through the Eye of the Needle, Seattle: Nettle Creek, ISBN 0914890042. p. 6–7.
- 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.
- Chris Rehorst (Christiaan M. Rehorst), Jan Buijs, architect van de Volharding: de architectuur van het bureau Ir. J.W.E. Buijs en J.B. Lürsen, Cahiers van het Nederlands Documentatiecentrum voor de Bouwkunst 4, The Hague: Staatsuitgeverij, 1983, ISBN 978-90-12-03890-4 (thesis)