César Pelli dies aged 92

Breaking news: Argentine-American César Pelli has died aged 92.

The AIA Gold medal -winning architect was best known as the designer of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the world’s former tallest building.

Pelli, who was a senior principal of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects , passed away on the 19th July 2019.

Along with the Petronas Towers, Pelli’s most significant buildings include One Canada Square in London, World Financial Center in New York City and the National Museum of Art, in Osaka.


Pelli was born in 1926 in Tucumán, northern Argentina. He studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán before moving to the United States to attend University of Illinois School of Architecture.


“Pride for Argentines”

The works he leaves throughout the world as a legacy is a pride for Argentines.


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