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PDC Architect César Pelli dies at 92

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Cesar Pelli

Pelli designed notable buildings all over the US and internationally, including Carnegie Hall and the Garibaldi Tower

(Washington Post) César Pelli, an eclectic force in modernist architecture who crafted bold landmarks such as the crayon-bright Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif., and the Petronas Towers, a twin-spire skyscraper in Malaysia that was briefly the world’s tallest structure, died July 19 at his home in New Haven, Conn. He was 92.

His son Rafael Pelli, a partner in his father’s New Haven-based firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, confirmed the death but did not provide a specific cause.

The Argentine-born Mr. Pelli received some of his profession’s highest awards, served as dean of the Yale School of Architecture and maintained a creative pace that often placed him on lists of the most influential architects into the 21st century. His projects spanned a broad sweep of form and function: stately commercial headquarters, angular arts centers, a terraced-glass addition to New York’s Museum of […]

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