1973 in architecture
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The year 1973 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
Buildings and structures
- February 14 – Vicksburg Bridge over the Mississippi River, United States.
- April 4 – The World Trade Center in New York City, designed by Minoru Yamasaki.
- May 10 – General Belgrano Bridge, over the Paraná River, Argentina.
- June 29 – Clifton Cathedral (Roman Catholic) in Bristol, England, designed by R. J. Weeks with F. S. Jennett and A. Poremba of the Percy Thomas Partnership.
- July 19 – National Stadium, Singapore.
- September – Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, designed by Karl Henrik Nøstvik.
- October 20 – Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, designed by Jørn Utzon.
- The Aon Center in Chicago, Illinois, United States, originally known as the Standard Oil Building.
- Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, United States, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, becomes the tallest building in the world.
- Uris Hall at Cornell University, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
- May – Sears Tower, Chicago, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
- September 4 – First Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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- Alpha Tower, Birmingham, England, designed by George Marsh of Richard Seifert & Partners.
- The Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, becomes the tallest building in South Africa and in Africa (1973–present).
- Großgaststätte Ahornblatt, Berlin, Germany (demolished in 2000).
- Harvard Science Center at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, designed by Josep Lluís Sert.
- IDS Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Boyana Residence, Sofia (later National Historical Museum (Bulgaria)), designed by Alexander Barov.
- Underhill (underground residence), Holme, West Yorkshire, England, designed by Arthur Quarmby.
- 291⁄2 Lansdowne Crescent, London (infill residence), designed by Jeremy Lever.
- Kiev TV Tower in Kiev, Ukraine.
- Mala Rijeka Viaduct, Podgorica, Montenegro.
- Royal Centre (Vancouver) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Empire Landmark Hotel in Vancouver
- Granville Square in Vancouver
- Tour Montparnasse in Paris, France, designed by Eugène Beaudouin, Urbain Cassan and Louis Hoym de Marien.
- Tower 2 of the Meritus Mandarin Singapore in Singapore.
- Cromwell Tower in London, England.
- Le Pyramide market in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, designed by Rinaldo Olivieri.
- Zagreb TV Tower in Zagreb, Croatia..
- American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Louis Kahn
- Alvar Aalto Medal – Hakon Ahlberg
- Architecture Firm Award – Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott
- Prix de l'Académie d'Architecture de France – Kenzo Tange
- RAIA Gold Medal – Jørn Utzon
- RIBA Royal Gold Medal – Leslie Martin
- AIA Twenty-five Year Award – Taliesin West
- January 22 – Stanisław Staszewski, Polish architect and poet (born 1925)
- June 14 – Clifford Percy Evans, American architect (born 1889)
- June 27 – Odd Nansen, Norwegian architect, author, and humanitarian (born 1901)
- September 20 – Leslie Wilkinson, Australian architect (born 1882)
- December 8 – Paul Bartholomew, American architect (born 1883)
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