Thomas Reed (architect)

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Thomas Reed (1817–1878), was a Danish architect.

He was born in the 19th century in the Saint Croix Island (in the time when it was a dependent territory of the Kingdom of Denmark) in 1817.

He studied in Germany and England, and arrived to Colombia in 1847. In Bogotá he was contracted to build the Colombian National Capitol by the president Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera. He also designed the Panopticon prison which was adapted in 1975 for the Colombian National Museum.

Reed died in 1878 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, aged 61.

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