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On 06/02/2016 at 22:43, YoungWillz said:

This thread is for construction also. John L Tishman, who supervised construction of the John Hancock Center in Chicago in the 1960s and the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan in the 1970s, has died aged 90. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/nyregion/john-l-tishman-builder-who-shaped-american-skylines-dies-at-90.html?_r=0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_E._Robertson

Leslie E. Robertson, WTC lead structural engineer dead at 92. Would've been 93 tomorrow.

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Just cross-posting this here (Death Of An Architect became a toxic issue so they go here):

 

5 hours ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/west-coast-architecture-legend-geoffrey-massey-dies-at-age-96/wcm/190153b3-081d-4542-8b98-be06fd11c209/amp/

 

Prominent canadian  architect  Geoffrey Massey  , son of Hollywood actor Raymond Massey,  died aged 96 in December. 

 

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1 hour ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-helmut-jahnfamed-architect-dies-20210509-t4co2a6zd5fxzfiyon2hvcud24-story.html

 

Notable and influential  architect  Helmut Jahn has been killed in  Chicago in a bicycle  accident aged 81. 

Big name in Berlin, he designed the Sony Center. 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Mendes_da_Rocha

Paulo Mendes dead at 92: https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/ilustrada/2021/05/morre-paulo-mendes-da-rocha-o-ultimo-gigante-da-arquitetura-brasileira.shtml

 

Winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2006, a prize given for a career of achievement in architecture.

 

Alive winners from before the 2000 include:

 

1984 - Richard Meier (b. 1934) American, designed the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, the Getty Center, the High Museum of Art and the San Jose City hall. Accused of sexual harassment in 2018 and "resigned" from his firm.

1986 - Gottfried Böhm (1920-2021) German, designed Christi Aufestehung, St. Kolumba and Maria, Königin des Friedens.

1989 - Frank Gehry (b. 1929) Canadian-born American, designed the Concord Pavillion, Loyola Law School, Santa Monica Place, Vitra Design Museum, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Museum of Pop Culture, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, New World Center, the Dwight Eisenhower memorial and lots of other buildings. Still in good shape.

1992 - Álvaro Siza Vieira (b. 1933) Portugese, designed the Serralves museum, Ibere Camargo Foundation, New Orleans building and the Donnaregina modern art museum Naples. Still working.

1993 - Fumihiko Maki (b. 1928) Japanese, designed the St. Mary's International School, Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Aga Khan Museum and Tower 4 of the new World Trade Center. Working on an expansion of the United Nations HQ in Manhattan.

1994 - Christian de Portzamparc (b. 1944) French, designed the Musee Bourdelle, City of Music, Tour de Lille, LVMH tower, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Herge Museum and One57.

1995 - Tadao Ando (b. 1941) Japanese, designed Azuma House, Church on the Water, Church of the Light, Chikatsu Asuka Museum, the now partly demolished Piccadilly Garden and the tallest tower in the world, Tokyo Skytree.

1996 - Rafael Moneo (b. 1937) Spanish, designed Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Kursaal Palace, National Museum of Roman Art, Valladolid Science Museum and Murcia Town Hall.

1998 - Renzo Piano (b. 1937) Italian, designed Potsdamer Platz, Zentrum Paul Kee, Weltstadthaus, The Shard and the Kimbell Art Museum.

1999 - Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (b. 1935) British, designed Apple Park (Apple HQ), 30st Mary Axe, Willis Building, Wembley Stadium, HSBC Main Building, Swindon Renault Centre, Hearst Tower, Millenium Bridge, Moor House.

 

 

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Edited the above post to mention the passing of Böhm.

 

Also, Jay Pritzker (1922-1999) the more known co-founder of the Pritzker Prize is dead but I was wondering: is the co-founder of the prize, Cindy Pritzker (1923-?), Jay's wife still alive?

 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-fam-cindy-pritzker-chicago-0517-20160517-story.html

Apparently she was in 2016 according to this article.

She was a tomboy growing up who carried a pocket knife in her boot, she said. Well, the boot had a pocket for a knife, which she never took out. Still, "I thought I was hot stuff."

 

However, according to findagrave, she died later during the same year:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/173235282/marian-cindy-pritzker

 

But actually probably alive as she is mentioned alive on her brother Hugo's (1925-2021) obituary:

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=hugo-friend&pid=197492507

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