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Irwin Chanin

Architect

Irwin Salmon Chanin (29 October 1891 – 24 February 1988) was an American architect and real estate developer, best known for designing several Art Deco towers and Broadway theaters. He was President of Chanin Theatres Corporation, and his brother Henry I. Chanin was Treasurer. Notable buildings include the Chanin Building, Richard Rodgers Theatre, The Century, and The Majestic. Chanin graduated from Cooper Union in 1915, and in 1981, it renamed its school of architecture after him. Chanin was also known for starting the "Green Acres" section of Valley Stream, NY, which he never finished after World War II, only completing the "Old section" in the 1930s.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1891-10-29

Education

Institution From To
Cooper Union

Death

Date of death
1988-02-24

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