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Gyo Obata

Born February 28, 1923

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Gyo Obata Marker
Inscription.  Gyo Obata, a Washington University graduate co-founded the St. Louis architecture firm Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum in 1955. It attained global prominence, largely due to Obata's designs. His influence on the St. Louis skyline is profound. The Priory Chapel, Boatmen's Tower, Cervantes Convention Center & Stadium, Forsythe Plaza, Metropolitan Square, One Bell Center, the Children's Zoo and Living World, and the Union Station renovation are but a few of Obata's St. Louis projects. The National Air and Space Museum, the airport and university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Taipei World Trade Center exemplify the worldwide work of Gyo Obata.
 
Erected 1992 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.356′ N, 90° 18.227′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Westgate Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6325 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. Shelley Winters (a few steps from this marker); Arthur Holly Compton (a few steps from this marker); Phyllis Diller (a few steps from this marker); Redd Foxx (a few steps from this marker); Albert King (a few steps from this marker); William Burroughs (a few steps from this marker); Auguste Chouteau (a few steps from this marker); Susan Blow (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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