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Minoru Yamasaki

1912 - 1986

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Minoru Yamasaki (山崎 實, Yamasaki Minoru, December 1, 1912 – February 6, 1986) was an 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. He and fellow architect Edward Durell Stone are generally considered to be the two master practitioners of "New Formalism".During his three-decade career, he and his firm designed over 250 buildings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Minoru Yamasaki has received more than 1,075,100 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Minoru Yamasaki is the 68th most popular architect (up from 108th in 2019), the 815th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,159th 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 68 out of 424Before him are Ricardo Bofill, Jean Nouvel, Senenmut, Buckminster Fuller, Charles Garnier, and Hector Guimard. After him are Peter Zumthor, Erich Mendelsohn, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Daniel Libeskind, Louis Kahn, and Bruno Taut.

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Among people born in 1912, Minoru Yamasaki ranks 36Before him are Alois Brunner, Pierre Boulle, Sergiu Celibidache, Edward Mills Purcell, Jozef Gabčík, and Otto Ernst Remer. After him are Leonid Kantorovich, Juan Pujol García, Karl Malden, Glenn T. Seaborg, Lawrence Durrell, and Sonja Henie. Among people deceased in 1986, Minoru Yamasaki ranks 30Before him are Benny Goodman, Erich Koch, Edward Adelbert Doisy, James Rainwater, Chiune Sugihara, and Jaroslav Seifert. After him are Georges Dumézil, L. Ron Hubbard, Leonid Kantorovich, Samora Machel, Stanley Rous, and Lê Duẩn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Minoru Yamasaki ranks 815 out of 18,182Before him are Louise Hay (1926), Christopher Lambert (1957), Bugsy Siegel (1906), Nancy Pelosi (1940), Gene Tierney (1920), and John Carpenter (1948). After him are Lionel Richie (1949), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Dorothea Lange (1895), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), Michael Mann (1943), and L. Ron Hubbard (1911).

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), Philip Johnson (1906), and Buckminster Fuller (1895). After him are Robert Venturi (1925), Peter Eisenman (1932), Charles Eames (1907), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), and Adrian Smith (1944).