Wednesday 21 August 2019

Famed architect Cesar Pelli - known for designing some of the world's tallest buildings - dies aged 92

Argentinean architect Cesar Pelli laughs during the inauguration of the Torre Iberdrola in Bilbao February 21, 2012. REUTERS/Vincent West
Argentinean architect Cesar Pelli laughs during the inauguration of the Torre Iberdrola in Bilbao February 21, 2012. REUTERS/Vincent West
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Famed Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli, known for designing some of the world's tallest and most well-known buildings, has died aged 92.

Anibal Bellomio, a senior associate architect at Pelli's Connecticut studio in the US, confirmed Saturday that Pelli died peacefully on Friday at his home in New Haven.

Pelli was the former dean of the Yale University School of Architecture and a lecturer at the school, where he received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree.

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are among Pelli's best-known works.

The twin 1,483ft skyscrapers are among the world's tallest buildings.

He is also known for designing the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco and Brookfield Place, formerly the World Financial Centre, a central Manhattan skyscraper complex.

Pelli described architecture as being a social art.

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