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Bunshaft, Gordon

Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909–90, American architect, b. Buffalo, N.Y. As chief designer for the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill , Bunshaft was responsible for Lever House, New York City's first glass curtain-wall skyscraper (1952), which has been widely imitated. Among his other works are the Manufacturers Trust Company building on Fifth Ave. at 43d St. in Manhattan, New York City a complex of buildings near Hartford for the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and the Banque Lambert, Brussels (1965).

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