1969 in architecture
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The year 1969 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- January 8 - At the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden building is begun, with ground-breaking by President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson, Chief Justice Earl Warren, and the Secretary S. Dillon Ripley.
- March 7 - The John Hancock Center in Chicago, Illinois, by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
- June - Houses for Visiting Mathematicians, University of Warwick, Coventry, England, designed by William Howell of Howell, Killick, Partridge and Amis.
- September 18 - Dresden TV tower (Fernsehturm Dresden-Wachwit) begins radio transmission in Dresden, Germany.
- October 3 - Fernsehturm Berlin (Berlin TV tower) in Berlin, Germany.
- St. John's Beacon in Liverpool, England.
- Knights of Columbus Building (New Haven, Connecticut), designed by Roche-Dinkeloo
- One New York Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, designed by William Lescaze & Associates and Kahn & Jacobs
- Bank One Plaza, Chicago, Illinois (renamed as the Chase Tower on October 24, 2005)
- 555 California Street (formerly The Bank of America Center), San Francisco, California, the tallest building west of the Mississippi from 1969–1972
- Sultan Yahya Petra Bridge, Kelantan, Malaysia
- Toronto-Dominion Centre (formerly the Royal Trust Tower) is partially completed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Hilton Hotel, Paradise, Nevada, designed by architect Martin Stern, Jr..
- Ullasund Bridge, Norway (replaced in 1998)
- Wyndham Court, Southampton, England
- Taivallahti Church, Helskinki, Finland, designed by Timo and Tumamo Suomalainen in 1960.
- AIA Gold Medal - William Wilson Wurster.
- Architecture Firm Award - Jones & Emmons.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Robin Boyd.
- Royal Gold Medal - Jack Antonio Coia.
- Twenty-five Year Award - Rockefeller Center
- date unknown - Sami Rintala, Finnish architect and artist
- February 11 - Frederic Joseph DeLongchamps, Nevada-based architect (born 1882)
- May 23 - Owen Williams, English structural engineer (died 1969)
- July 5 - Walter Gropius, German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School (born 1883)
- August 8 - Welton Becket, Los Angeles architect (born 1902)
- August 17 - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect and last director of the Bauhaus (born 1886)
- August 19 - Sir Percy Thomas, Cardiff-based architect (born 1883)
- November 7 - Ernesto Nathan Rogers, Italian architect, writer and educator (born 1909)
- December 15 - Ruth Rivera Marín, Mexican architect (born 1927)
- "Houses for Visiting Mathematicians, University of Warwick". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- "Ullasundbrua" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
- "Wyndham Court including raised terrace and ramps; Wyndham Court including terraces and ramps". English Heritage. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- Bauhaus, The Tate Collection, retrieved 2008-05-18
- "Mies van der Rohe Dies at 83; Leader of Modern Architecture". The New York Times. August 17, 1969. Retrieved 2007-07-21.