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Lapidus, Morris

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 2001 AD
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Architects

1902 – Born in Odessa, Ukraine on the 25th of November.

1940 – He worked for 20 years as a retail designer before moving to Miami Beach in the designing his first buildings.

1952 – He landed the job of the largest luxury hotel in Miami Beach.

1956 – He is most associated with, the Fontainebleau Hotel, which was followed the next year by the equally successful Eden Roc and the Americana.

1970 – Architectural League exhibit in New York began the serious appraisal of his work. Lapidus tried to ignore the critical panning, but it had an effect on his career and reputation.

1984 – He burned 50 years’ worth of his drawings when he retired and remained personally bitter about some aspects of his career.

1992 – Lapidus’ wife of 63 years, Beatrice.

2001 – Died on the 18th of January in Miami Beach, Florida.