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Name:    Kiewitt, Gustel R.
Profession:  Architect
Born/Started:    1902
Died/Ended:    1964
Description:    One of the architects who designed the St. Louis Arena (1929), Kiewitt specialized in designing lamella done roofs. The lamella dome on the Arena building had no supporting structures other than the walls, which is the unique design of the roofs allowing large spaces to be covered without supporting pillars between the walls. Born in Worms, Germany, Kiewitt was educated at the University of Darmstadt and the University of Stutgart. He came to St. Louis in 1923 and established his firm, Roof Structures, Inc.

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