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Gordon Bunshaft

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Gordon Bunshaft, FAIA (May 9, 1909 – August 6, 1990), was an American architect, a leading proponent of modern design in the mid-twentieth century. A partner in Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Bunshaft joined the firm in 1937 and remained with it for more than 40 years. His notable buildings include Lever House in New York, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the National Commercial Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 140 Broadway (Marine Midland Grace Trust Co.), and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Branch Bank in New York. (The last was the first post-war "transparent" bank on the East Coast.)[1]

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Gordon Bunshaft
Lever House, 1951-1952; Gordon Bunshaft at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 999.
Born(1909-05-09)May 9, 1909
Buffalo, New York, US
DiedAugust 6, 1990(1990-08-06) (aged 81)
New York City, US
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology (BA, MA)
Nina Wayler
(m. 1943)
AwardsAmerican Institute of Architects Twenty-five Year Award, elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, Pritzker Architecture Prize
PracticeSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
BuildingsLever House, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Lever House, New York City