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Cesar Pelli
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    (October 12, 1926-July 19, 2019)
    Born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
    Graduated from University of Tucumán (1949) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1954)
    Became a naturalized US citizen (1964)
    Dean of School of Architecture at Yale University (1977-1984)
    Established own firm Pelli Clarke Pelli (1977)
    Designed Brookfield Place (1982-1987), Wells Fargo Center (1988), One Canada Square (1991), Bank of America Corporate Center (1992), Petronas Towers (1996), Cira Center (2005), BOK Center (August 30, 2008), and Connecticut Science Center (2009)
    Received AIA Gold Medal (1995), Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2004), Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award (2008), and Diamond Konex Award for Visual Arts (2012)
    Wrote 'Observations for Young Architects' (1999) and 'Petronas Twin Towers: The Architecture of High Construction' (2005)
    It's hard to determine his architectural style, though it has been erroneously perceived as modern.
    One Canada Square is often erroneously referred to as Canary Wharf, where it is located at.
    There are a few rumors that he's a Freemason because some of the buildings he designed contain shapes associated with Freemasonry.
    His works have been lauded for their diversity, sensitivity to site, and innovative solutions to architectural problems.
    The Petronas Towers effectively put Kuala Lumpur on the map for being the tallest buildings for eight years. (1996-2004)
    He believed that the aesthetic design of a building must match with its function and the circumstances surrounding its location.

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