Minoru Yamasaki

Minoru Yamasaki bio

Birth Name: Minoru Yamasaki

Occupation: Architect

Place Of Birth: Washington

Date Of Birth: December 1, 1912

Date Of Death: February 7, 1986

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Minoru Yamasaki was born on the 1st of December, 1912. He was best known for being a Architect. Associated with New Formalism and best known for designing the Twin Towers of New York’s original World Trade Center and the Pruitt-Igoe housing project. He was one of the original members of the Pennsylvania Avenue Commission, but hated the design-by-committee approach and resigned.

Minoru Yamasaki was born in Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington architectural program in 1934, where he was influenced by the famed Lionel Pries. He then earned an advanced degree in architecture from New York University after relocating to New York City. He was hired by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, the architectural firm that designed the Empire State Building. He designed the 33 buildings that comprised the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis; Pruitt-Igoe quickly became infamous for its problems with crime and segregation and was torn down in the 1970s, having become an icon of the failure of public policy and urban renewal projects.

Minoru Yamasaki was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Minoru Yamasaki was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Minoru Yamasaki is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Minoru Yamasaki’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Minoru Yamasaki’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Minoru Yamasaki was born in the Year of the Rat.

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REAL NAME: Minoru Yamasaki
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius



Zodiac Sign: Minoru Yamasaki was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Minoru Yamasaki was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Minoru Yamasaki had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Minoru Yamasaki’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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