Minoru Yamasaki

1912 - 1986

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Minoru Yamasaki (山崎 實, Yamasaki Minoru, December 1, 1912 – February 6, 1986) was a Japanese-American architect, best known for designing the original World Trade Center in New York City and several other large-scale projects. Yamasaki was one of the most prominent architects of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Minoru Yamasaki has received more than 1,313,781 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Minoru Yamasaki is the 94th most popular architect (down from 67th in 2019), the 1,070th most popular biography from United States (down from 815th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Architect.

Minoru Yamasaki is most famous for his design of the World Trade Center in New York City.

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Among architects, Minoru Yamasaki ranks 94 out of 518Before him are Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, Sostratus of Cnidus, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, and Mnesikles. After him are Arata Isozaki, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, and Étienne-Louis Boullée.

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Among people born in 1912, Minoru Yamasaki ranks 49Before him are Jozef Gabčík, Otto Ernst Remer, George Emil Palade, Julius Axelrod, Otto Kretschmer, and Ghazi of Iraq. After him are Patrick White, Lev Gumilyov, Sonja Henie, Gordon Parks, Cornel Wilde, and Don Siegel. Among people deceased in 1986, Minoru Yamasaki ranks 37Before him are Georges Dumézil, Chiune Sugihara, Benny Goodman, Lê Duẩn, L. Ron Hubbard, and Otto Preminger. After him are Dean Reed, Coluche, James Cagney, Ye Jianying, Robert S. Mulliken, and Erik Bruhn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Minoru Yamasaki ranks 1,070 out of 20,380Before him are Peggy Guggenheim (1898), L. Frank Baum (1856), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Jack Kemp (1935), and Virginia Satir (1916). After him are Joel Schumacher (1939), Dred Scott (1795), Hilary Putnam (1926), Michelle Phillips (1944), Steve Carell (1962), and Brian Dennehy (1938).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Minoru Yamasaki ranks 6Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), Louis Sullivan (1856), Richard Meier (1934), Buckminster Fuller (1895), and Robert Venturi (1925). After him are Philip Johnson (1906), Peter Eisenman (1932), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), Charles Eames (1907), Adrian Smith (1944), and Nicholas Negroponte (1943).