Semper

3107 T-3. Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named for the German architect Gottfried Semper (1803-1873). On the recommendation of Schinkel {see planet (5297)} he became a professor at Dresden Academy. He built the Dresden {see planet (3053)} museum and synagogue, as well as the most famous "Semper Operahouse", destroyed during World War II but rebuilt. Semper also worked in Zurich and Wien, where many buildings designed by him - including the Z├╝rich Observatory - are still in use. (M 26766)

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