aA
Architect Algimantas Nasvytis has been named honorary citizen of Lithuania's capital city Vilnius.
Algimantas Nasvytis
Algimantas Nasvytis
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The proposal of the Vilnius Liberals to grant the title to Nasvytis, 87, was unanimously supported by the municipality's council on Wednesday.

People behind the proposal say the bid to name Nasvytis honorary citizen came from the Lithuanian Chamber of Architects.

"Without even noticing, we are faced with the work of Algimantas Nasvytis on a daily basis – we often walk past the National Drama Theater, the Seimas building, the White Bridge and monuments to [author] Žemaitė and [King] Mindaugas. It is a personality who contributed to making the face and spirit of Vilnius more beautiful over decades, he is without a doubt worthy of the name of honorary citizen of Vilnius," Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius said.

Nasvytis made his most outstanding designs together with his brother Vytautas who recently passed away. Nasvytis was also actively involved in the work of the Lithuanian liberation movement Sąjūdis in the 1980s.

Other honorary citizens of Vilnius include Lithuania's former president Algirdas Brazauskas, former US president Ronald Wilson Reagan, Iceland's former foreign minister Jon Baldvin Hannibalsson, Catholic priest Kazimieras Vasiliauskas, conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, US former House of Representatives president John Dennis Hastert, Nobel Prize winning poet Czeslaw Milosz, poet Justinas Marcinkevičius, former US presidential adviser on national security Zbigniew Brzezinski, Mathematics professor Jonas Kubilius, poet and translator Tomas Venclova, former president of Israel Shimon Peres and architect and singer Algirdas Kaušpėdas.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Plan to mark anniversary of May 3 Constitution approved

The Lithuanian Cabinet approved on Wednesday a program for marking the 230th anniversary of the...

New director of Lithuania's genocide center: we'll boost our international visibility

Adas Jakubauskas , 55, the new director of the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania...

Minister: recommendations for schools may change if coronavirus situation worsens

Lithuania's authorities may change their safety recommendations for schools if the coronavirus...

New step integrating Roma people in Vilnius

The City of Vilnius is taking yet another step in the successful integration of the Roma into...

Čepulis: in today’s technological world creativity is becoming increasingly important (1)

There are more connections between art and technologies than might appear from the first sight. The...

Top news

Mandatory testing for all new hospital patients ordered visits tightened

The Lithuanian government is planning to reintroduce mandatory coronavirus testing for patients on...

Survey: President's popularity up, Health minister's down

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has seen his popularity rating grow in recent months, whole...

PM: some mass gatherings to be banned as of October

In response to a recent spike in coronavirus infections, the Lithuanian government is planning to...

President: COVID-19 numbers are growing everywhere but Lithuania is better-prepared

The number of coronavirus cases is growing in all countries, and Lithuania is this time better...

70 new coronavirus cases

On Sunday 70 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania . It adds to 3814 confirmed coronavirus...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina