Cesar Pelli, architect of Malaysia’s Petronas Towers, dies aged 92

Last Updated: Jul 20 2019 13:54
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African American architect Cesar Pelli, designer of Malaysia’s famous Petronas Towers, has died at the age of 92. He passed away at his home in New Haven, Connecticut.

The Petronas Towers were the world's tallest buildings from their inauguration in 1998 till 2004.

His other works included London's One Canada Square tower and the National Museum of Art in Osaka in Japan.

Juan Manzur, governor of Argentina's Tucuman province, announced Pelli’s death.

"I want to convey my condolences to his whole family, his friends and his team. He was without doubt a creator and his legacy will endure forever in each of his works."

Argentina President Mauricio Macri also paid tribute to Pelli.