1979 in architecture
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The year 1979 involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- March - Kuwait Towers opens in Kuwait City with a Viewing Sphere which completes a full turn every 30 minutes.
- September 2 - Prabhupada's Palace of Gold is dedicated in Marshall County, West Virginia, USA, as a memorial shrine built by Hare Krishna devotees.
- September 3 - National Theater of Cuba, Havana; construction of the building began in 1951.
- October 10 - The Atheneum, designed by Richard Meier, opens as a visitor center in New Harmony, Indiana.
- Brønnøysund Bridge, Norway.
- Parque Central Complex, Caracas, Venezuela, the tallest building in South America.
- The Tower of Europe in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
- Vienna International Centre, for the United Nations Office at Vienna.
- Rio de Janeiro Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro), with 64 meter (210 ft) tall stained glass windows.
- Hedmark Museum, Hamar, Norway, designed by Sverre Fehn.
- December - The Twentieth Century Society established as The Thirties Society in the United Kingdom as an architectural conservation pressure group.
- Pritzker Prize instituted by Jay A. Pritzker.
- Construction begins at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center designed by I. M. Pei.
- Xanadu House design started.
- American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – I. M. Pei.
- AIA Gold Medal - I. M. Pei.
- Architecture Firm Award - Geddes Brecher Qualls Cunningham.
- Grand prix national de l'architecture - Claude Parent.
- Pritzker Prize - Philip Johnson.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Bryce Mortlock.
- RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Charles and Ray Eames.
- Twenty-five Year Award - Yale University Art Gallery.
- July 13 - Juraj Neidhardt, Croatian architect, teacher, urban planner and writer (born 1899)
- October 11 - Roger Hayward, US artist, architect, optical designer and astronomer (born 1899)
- December 31 - Charles Draper Faulkner, Chicago-based architect (born 1890)