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Maciej Nowicki

USA, India , Poland
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Matthew Nowicki (in Poland known as Maciej Nowicki) (born June 26, 1910 in Chita in Siberia, died 1 September 1950 in the Libyan Desert near Wadi Natrun in Egypt) was a Polish architect. He was notable in his day for being appointed chief architect of the new Indian city of Chandigarh.

Career

After the Second World War Nowicki received a commission to work on plans for the reconstruction of Poland's capital city, Warsaw. In December 1945 he was posted to New York as an official delegate of the Polish state, to advertise the rebuilding of Poland.

Nowicki was the architect of the J.S. Dorton Arena in Raleigh built in 1952 after his death. He was a member of the 'Workshop of Peace' team working on the United Nations Headquarters. He was a chair of the Faculty of Architecture at North Carolina State University.

Death

Nowicki died around midnight on 30 August/1 September 1950, in the crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 903. He had been returning from India where he was chief architect designing the new city of Chandigarh.

USA, India , Poland
Maria Thuroczy, March 6th, 2013