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Architect Cesar Pelli Dies At 92

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The Connecticut Science Center in Hartford was designed by Cesar Pelli

Connecticut-based architect Cesar Pelli died Friday. 

His work is world-renowned – breaking out after being picked to redesign the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

Pelli eventually built up a design firm that was responsible for globally recognizable buildings like Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers.

And the architect also made his mark on Connecticut.

Cesar Pelli lived and did business in New Haven. He was the dean of Yale University’s School of Architecture in the 1970s and 1980s. He also designed the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford.

The center’s CEO Matt Fleury reached out to Connecticut Public Radio this weekend with a written statement.

“We are proud that Cesar Pelli’s global legacy includes the Connecticut Science Center, and we are grateful to have collaborated with him in such an extraordinary endeavor," said Fleury. "Our hearts go out to his family and his team in New Haven.”

A newspaper from Pelli’s hometown in Argentina reported his death and said that his health had declined after suffering a fracture. He was 92.

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