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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 20, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2006 with 133 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2005 with 133 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for August 15-21, 2005.
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Today is Friday, Aug. 20, the 233rd day of 2004 with 133 to follow.
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Architect named for historic airport job

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The New York firm of Gensler Architectural Design and Planning Worldwide will design the new JetBlue Airways terminal at Kennedy International Airport.

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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2003 with 133 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2002 with 133 to follow.
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Remembering Organic Forms as Design Motifs

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- From 1940 to 1960, organic forms ranging from amoebas to men, dominated the world of design, replacing the dehumanizing, hard-edged machine imagery that prevail
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Artworld: Saving JFK's Old TWA Terminal

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Many American cities and even small communities have saved outdated or abandoned railroad stations of architectural interest for other uses, but only one has ye
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The Gateway Arch glissens in the sun as the 630 foot monument celebrates its 40th birthday in downton St. Louis on October 28, 2005. The tallest monument in the United States, designed by Eero Saarinen, took two and a half years to errect and was built for its simplicist design but later became a symbol of the Gateway to the West. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Eero Saarinen (Finnish pronunciation: ) (August 20, 1910 – September 1, 1961) was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century famous for varying his style according to the demands of the project: simple, sweeping, arching structural curves or machine-like rationalism.

Eero Saarinen shared the same birthday as his father, Eliel Saarinen. Saarinen emigrated to the United States of America in 1923 at the age of thirteen. He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where his father was a teacher at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and he took courses in sculpture and furniture design there. He had a close relationship with fellow students Charles and Ray Eames, and became good friends with Florence Knoll (née Schust).

Beginning in September 1929, he studied sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, France. He then went on to study at the Yale School of Architecture, completing his studies in 1934. Subsequently, he toured Europe and North Africa for a year and returned for a year to his native Finland, after which he returned to Cranbrook to work for his father and teach at the academy. He became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1940. Saarinen was recruited by his friend, who was also an architect, to join the military service in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Saarinen was assigned to draw illustrations for bomb disassembly manuals and to provide designs for the Situation Room in the White House. Saarinen worked full time for the OSS until 1944. After his father's death in 1950, Saarinen founded his own architect's office, "Eero Saarinen and Associates". Eero Saarinen died of a brain tumor in 1961 at the age of 51.

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