Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli was born in 1926. He studied architecture at the University of Tucmán, before a scholarship lead him to the University of Illinois School of Architecture. After school, Pelli worked at the firm of Eero Saarinen and Associates. Pelli was with the firm for 10 years – later citing Saarinen and Corbusier as major influences. In this position he worked as project designer for the famous TWA terminal at JFK Airport. In 1977 Pelli and his wife opened Cesar Pelli and Associates with Fred W. Clarke. In 1995 he won the AIA Gold Medal for his architectural work. Some of Pelli’s most notable work is the World Financial Center in NYC, the Wells Fargo Center in Minneapolis and the Petronas Twin Towers (with Mahathir Mohamad).
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