1959 in architecture
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The year 1959 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- May 3 - Birmingham Museum of Art (new building), Birmingham, Alabama, USA, by Warren, Knight & Davis.
- October 21 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Basilica of Candelaria, Tenerife, Canary Islands, designed by architect José Enrique Marrero Regalado.
- Case Study House #21: Bailey House and #22: Stahl House, by architect Pierre Koenig.
- Chase Tower, Detroit, Michigan, USA, designed by Albert Kahn Associates.
- Kariba Dam completed between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River.
- The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia.
- Ten Great Buildings project completed in Beijing, China.
- Bracken House, the Financial Times headquarters in the City of London, designed by Sir Albert Richardson, is completed.
- Lincoln Motors showrooms and garage, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, England, designed by Sam Scorer of Denis Clarke Hall, Scorer and Bright; engineer Dr K. Hajnal-Kónyi.
- February 23 - Gordon Wilson, Australian-born New Zealand government architect (born 1900)
- April 9 - Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (born 1867)
- "Controversial Museum Opens in New York", The News and Courier, October 22, 1959, p. 9-A. Retrieved March 1, 2012
- Harwood, Elain (2003). England: a Guide to Post-War Listed Buildings (rev. ed.). London: Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-8818-2.
- Gatley, Julia. "Francis Gordon Wilson". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 25 August 2016.