eliel saarinen


[sahr-uh-nuhn, sar-; Finnish sah-ri-nen]
Eero [air-oh] , 1910–61, U.S. architect, born in Finland.
(Gottlieb) Eliel [got-leeb el-ee-uhl, ee-lee-; Finnish gawt-leeb e-lee-el] , 1873–1950, U.S. architect, born in Finland (father of Eero Saarinen).
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Saarinen (ˈsɑːrɪnən)
Eero (ˈeɪrəʊ). 1910--61, US architect, born in Finland. His works include the US Embassy, London (1960)

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eliel saarinen

architect notable for his influence on modern architecture in the United States, particularly on skyscraper and church design. His son, Eero Saarinen, was also an outstanding American architect.

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