César Pelli

1926 - 2019

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César Pelli (October 12, 1926 – July 19, 2019) was an Argentine-American architect who designed some of the world's tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. Two of his most notable buildings are the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the World Financial Center in New York City. The American Institute of Architects named him one of the ten most influential living American architects in 1991 and awarded him the AIA Gold Medal in 1995. In 2008, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat presented him with The Lynn S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of César Pelli has received more than 534,558 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). César Pelli is the 106th most popular architect (down from 77th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 25th in 2019) and the most popular Argentinean Architect.

César Pellí is most famous for his work with the United Nations, where he was the head of the United Nations Development Program. He was appointed to this position in 1994.

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Among architects, César Pelli ranks 106 out of 424Before him are Balthasar Neumann, Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Hannes Meyer, Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Leo von Klenze, and Lúcio Costa. After him are Sostratus of Cnidus, Minoru Yamasaki, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Hans Hollein, Peter Parler, and Antonio da Sangallo the Younger.

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Among people born in 1926, César Pelli ranks 64Before him are Steve Reeves, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Tsung-Dao Lee, Sergio Corbucci, George Habash, and Tony Bennett. After him are Ta Mok, Abdoulaye Wade, Shohei Imamura, Vasily Arkhipov, Gyula Grosics, and Joan Sutherland. Among people deceased in 2019, César Pelli ranks 54Before him are Ferdinand Piëch, Robert Forster, Danny Aiello, Sigmund Jähn, Henri, Count of Paris, and Ágnes Heller. After him are Yasuhiro Nakasone, Rosamunde Pilcher, Michael Atiyah, Fernando de la Rúa, Alicia Alonso, and Roger Etchegaray.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, César Pelli ranks 37 out of 900Before him are Diego Simeone (1970), Néstor Kirchner (1950), Daniel Passarella (1953), Luis Monti (1901), Reynaldo Bignone (1928), and Ernesto Sabato (1911). After him are Raúl Alfonsín (1927), Lucio Fontana (1899), Lalo Schifrin (1932), Fernando de la Rúa (1937), Juan Manuel de Rosas (1793), and Ernesto Laclau (1935).

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Among architects born in Argentina, César Pelli ranks 1