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Albert Speer Jr.
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Born: 29 July 1934, Berlin, Germany
Died: 15 September 2017 (aged 83). Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Parent(s): Albert Speer (father)
Albert Speer (29 July 1934 – 15 September 2017) was a German architect and urban planner. He was the son of Albert Speer (1905–81) who was Adolf Hitler's chief architect before assuming the office of Minister of Armaments and War Production for the Third Reich during World War II. His grandfather, Albert Friedrich Speer, was also an architect.
Speer won his first international prize in 1964, and opened his own architect's office. He worked in Saudi Arabia. In 1977 he became professor of urban planning at the University of Kaiserslautern. His firm has had an office in Shanghai since 2001.
In 1984 he founded the company Büro Albert Speer & Partner in Frankfurt am Main. He was responsible for the design of Expo 2000 in Hanover, design of the Shanghai International Automobile City, and the central axis in Beijing created while serving as lead designer for the 2008 Olympics. Speer was part of the architectural firm involved in Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. He died on 15 September 2017 at the age of 83 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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