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Mexican architect Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon dies aged 90

Published 16/09/2016 | 20:56

Mexican architect Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon (AP)
Mexican architect Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon (AP)

Mexican architect Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon, whose buildings are a part of Mexico City's modern landscape, has died at the age of 90.

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The National College said in a statement that Gonzalez de Leon died on Friday morning. The cause of death was not given.

Gonzalez de Leon teamed up with fellow Mexican architect Abraham Zabludovsky to design a number of prominent buildings over decades, including the National College, the Rufino Tamayo contemporary art museum and a remodelling of the National Auditorium. Zabludovsky died in 2003.

Mexico's fine arts world celebrated Gonzalez de Leon's career on his 90th birthday in May. Even then he spoke of ongoing projects.

Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto said through his official Twitter account that Gonzalez de Leon's work enriches the architectural landscape.

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