Eero Saarinen

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Eero Saarinen (/ˈr ˈsɑːrɪnən, ˈɛər -/, Finnish: [ˈeːro ˈsɑːrinen]; August 20, 1910 – September 1, 1961) was a Finnish-American architect and industrial designer who created a wide array of innovative designs for buildings and monuments, including General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan; the passenger terminal at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C.; the TWA Flight Center (now TWA Hotel) at John F. Kennedy International Airport; and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. He was the son of Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen.

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Eero Saarinen
Saarinen in 1955 or 1956
Born(1910-08-20)August 20, 1910
DiedSeptember 1, 1961(1961-09-01) (aged 51)
American (since 1940)
Alma materAcadémie de la Grande Chaumière
Yale University
AwardsAIA Gold Medal (1962)
PracticeAssociated architectural firm[s]
BuildingsSee list of works
DesignGateway Arch
General Motors Technical Center
Dulles International Airport
TWA Flight Center
Tulip chair
(m. 1939; div. 1954)
(m. 1954)
Children3, including Eric Saarinen
Parent(s)Eliel Saarinen
Loja Gesellius
RelativesPipsan Saarinen Swanson (sister)

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