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You can't talk about architecture in Argentina without naming Tucumano César Pelli. Stay in and enjoy this tour of his most iconic works.
Cesar Pelli 's story begins in his beloved Tucumán , where was born on October 12, 1926. After a few years, he entered the National University of Tucumán, where he graduated as an architect in 1948. In his first years of recently received he worked in our country, until four years later, in 1952, he moved to the United States with his wife Diana Balmori . There, Pelli's career began to take off.
César Pelli passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019, at the age of 92, in Connecticut, United States. The news was confirmed by the governor of Tucumán , Juan Manzur who fired him as the “most famous Tucumano in the world”.
As a tribute, today we invite you to visit his most emblematic works . Here, the first part.
If we talk about the flagship work, the architectural icon for which Pelli is most known, we are definitely talking about the Petronas Towers , located in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia. These towers were the tallest buildings in the world between 1998 and 2004, and are currently the tallest twin towers in the world.
They have 88 floors, their structure is almost all steel, aluminum, glass and concrete. Its structure evokes traditional motifs of Islamic art. This rises as a reflection and a tribute to the Islamic culture of the place.
Emblematic is the bridge that connects both towers, it is a curious landmark of architecture since it is not rigidly connected to either of the two towers.
It is the third building designed by him in the city of Buenos Aires . Before, he had built the BankBoston Tower and the Republic Building . It is located in the heart of Puerto Madero and has 36 floors.
It was opened in 2008. With the aim of creating a real urban landmark, Pelli knew how to put his stamp to the work
Located in Bilbao, Spain , it is a 165-meter-high skyscraper. As an interesting fact, King Juan Carlos I was present at its inauguration. Since that day it is the eighth tallest skyscraper in Spain and the highest in the north of the country.
The tower extends to its 41 floors, holds a novel triangle shape with curved sides. Another work of art by César Pelli.
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Publication Date: 19/07/2020
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