Eero Saarinen's 100th Birthday

facts_wright.jpgToday, August 20, is the 100 anniversary of Eero Saarinen’s birth — one of the twentieth Century’s great architects. His most familiar project (completed after his death in 1961) is the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, possibly the only work of American architecture as familiar at Fallingwater.

Eero Saarinen was the architect of the TWA Terminal in New York, an arrestingly beautiful structure that compares favorably with Wright’s Guggenheim Museum from the same decade.

This site features a enough photographs to serve as a quick introduction to his most iconic work.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s Annual Conference includes a trip to Columbus, Indiana as an optional, pre-conference add-on to the event. Columbus is home to several of Saarinen’s work, including this home, now owned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (though not open for tours until next year).



If you happen to live near St. Louis, there are special events planned at the Gateway Arch all day — including extended hours for the Arch itself.