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Max Abramovitz

Born: 23-May-1908
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 12-Sep-2004
Location of death: Pound Ridge, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Designed UN Headquarters

Military service: US Army (architect, WWII, Col.)

Longtime partner at the firm of Wallace K. Harrison. Abramovitz designed or was heavily involved with the design of a litany of high profile buildings: UN Headquarters, CIA Headquarters, Avery Fisher Hall (at Lincoln Center), the Mobil Building, the Corning Glass Building, the Alcoa Building, Rockefeller Center, Radcliffe College Library, and Temple Beth Zion of Buffalo.

Father: Benjamin Abramovitz
Mother: Sophia Maimon
Wife: Anne Marie Causey (m. 4-Sep-1937, div. 1964, one son, one daughter)
Son: Michael
Daughter: Katherine
Wife: Anita Zeltner Brooks (m. 29-Feb-1964)

    University: BA Architectural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1929)
    University: MS Architecture, Columbia University (1931)
    University: École de Beaux-Arts, Paris (1932-34)

    Harrison & Abramovitz Partner (1941-76)
    American Institute of Architects
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Architectural League of New York
    Century Association
    Regional Planning Association Chairman (1966-68)
    Rome Prize 1961
    Legion of Merit
    Romanian Ancestry

Selected edifices:
Alcoa Building (1952, Pittsburgh )
Corning Building (1953, New York City )
Four Gateway Center Building (1955, Pittsburgh )
Time-Life Building (1960, New York City )
Avery Fisher Hall (1962, New York City )
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (1969, Urbana )
National City Tower (1972, Louisville)


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