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Architect Cesar Pelli
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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02/20/2008
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Pelli has designed the world's tallest buildings, and the Connecticut Science Center

 

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Cesar Pelli's Petronas Towers - Courtesy Petronas Towers WebsiteCesar Pelli's Petronas Towers - Courtesy Petronas Towers WebsiteCesar Pelli is a living link between the great architects of the mid-20th century modernist movement and the future of building design. Pelli's career goes back to the 1950s when he worked with the groundbreaking modernist Eero Saarinen. His work includes the massive Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the quiet spaces of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He's involved in the creation of a new landmark tower in the fast-growing Abu Dhabi city center and in a much smaller project close to home, the Connecticut Science Center.

Today at 4:30, he speaks to students at Yale as a Chubb Fellow. It's a program designed to introduce students to leaders in their field. Pelli spoke to us yesterday from the Yale Studios in New Haven. He spent several years in the 1970s and 80s as dean of Yale's School of Architecture, and he still has his offices in the city just a few blocks away.

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