1970 in architecture
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The year 1970 in architecture involved some significant architectural events.
Buildings and structures
- March 7 - John Hancock Center official opening ceremony, by Bruce Graham/ SOM, in Chicago, Illinois.
- May 31 - Cathedral of Brasilia, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, is dedicated.
- July 21 - The Aswan High Dam in Egypt (officially opened in January 1971).
- August - Dai Heiwa Kinen Tō, cenotaph in Osaka, Japan.
- December 23 - The North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, by Minoru Yamasaki, is topped out at 1,368 feet, making it the tallest building in the world. The building accepts its first tenants that same month.
- 11 Stanwix Street (formerly the Westinghouse Tower) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- East Harlem Pre-School, by Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, in New York, New York.
- Euston Tower in London, UK.
- KEMO Toren telecommunications tower in Arnheim, Netherlands.
- Mount Angel Abbey Library, by Alvar Aalto, in St. Benedict, near Mount Angel, Oregon.
- Oklahoma Theater Center, by John M. Johansen, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
- Phillips Exeter Athletics, by Kallmann McKinnell & Wood, at Exeter, New Hampshire.
- Trust Bank Building in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- The Royal Commonwealth Pool, designed by RMJM in Edinburgh, UK.
- The Apollo Pavilion, designed by Victor Pasmore in Peterlee, UK.
- World Trade Center (Tokyo), Japan's tallest building at the time
- Yerevan Chess House, Armenia
- AIA Gold Medal - Richard Buckminster Fuller.
- Architecture Firm Award - Ernest J. Kump Associates.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Jack McConnell.
- Royal Gold Medal - Robert Matthew.
- April 16 - Richard Neutra, Austrian-American architect working in Southern California (born 1892)
- May 9 - Oscar Stonorov, German-born modernist architect and architectural writer, historian and archivist (born 1905)
- May 24 - J. George Stewart, US architect and politician (born 1890)
- July 3 - Joseph Charles Fowell, Australian architect (born 1891)
- July 11 - André Lurçat, French modernist architect, landscape architect, furniture designer and city planner (born 1894)
- July 20 - Egon Eiermann, German architect (born 1904)
- September 11 - Ernst May, German architect and city planner (born 1886)