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Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Richard Hilton, Chairman of Conservation Issues for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley wishes to share this with the Museum Community
Century Plaza Hotel Update
Today would be the ninety-seventh birthday of Minoru Yamasaki (1912 - 1986), the acclaimed architect of the Century Plaza Hotel. The Seattle-born Yamasaki produced distinctive designs in a career that spanned five decades.

In addition to the Century Plaza, he was responsible for buildings including the 1956 Lambert-St. Louis Airport Terminal, the 1962 U.S. Science Pavilion at the Seattle World's Fair, the 1961 Dhahran Air Terminal in Saudi Arabia, Century Plaza's Twin Towers (1975), and most notably, New York's late World Trade Center Twin Towers, completed in 1973.
Yamasaki created a complex body of work that is just now beginning to be fully understood and appreciated.

Today we celebrate one of America's great architects and his contributions to the field. Yamasaki's Century Plaza is one of Los Angeles' most beloved and iconic hotels, and we thank him for it.
To read a profile of Yamasaki on the National Trust for Historic Preservation website, with links to other articles, visit:

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