Ar­chi­tect Speer dead at 83; son of Hitler fa­vorite

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - OBITUARIES -

BER­LIN — Ger­man ar­chi­tect and city plan­ner Al­bert Speer Jr., who spent his life in the long shadow of his Nazi father, has died.

Speer, the son of Adolf Hitler’s fa­vorite ar­chi­tect, died late Fri­day at age 83.

Speer suf­fered a fall Thurs­day in his Frankfurt apart­ment, the Ger­man news­pa­per Bild re­ported.

Speer de­voted his ca­reer to en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly city plan­ning through such things as space min­i­miza­tion and en­ergy-ef­fi­cient de­signs.

In 1964 he set up a prac­tice for town plan­ning and architecture in Frankfurt, which won many prizes and led to pro­ject after pro­ject.

The elder Speer, who de­signed Hitler’s grandiose Nazi Party rally grounds in Nurem­berg and was also ar­ma­ments min­is­ter, was sen­tenced to 20 years in prison after the war.

Speer’s grand­fa­ther and great-grand­fa­ther were also ar­chi­tects.

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