Famed architect Cesar Pelli dies aged 92

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks during Bersatu special assembly at Malaysia Exposition Park Serdang, Serdang

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Famed Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli, known for designing some of the world's tallest and most iconic buildings, has died. The twin 1,483-foot-tall skyscrapers are among the world's tallest buildings.

Mr Pelli was one of Argentina's most prominent architects.

"I want to send my condolences to the family and friends of the talented Cesar Pelli", President Mauricio Macri wrote on Twitter.

Argentine energy giant YPF, whose headquarters in Buenos Aires was designed by Pelli, said he had "left his mark with his magnificent works in Argentina and the world".

News of Pelli's death came from Argentina's state news service Friday afternoon, according to Reuters.

Hired by Yale University to serve as the dean of its architecture school, Pelli in 1977 moved to New Haven, Conn., where he opened his own design firm.

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He also designed Gaviidae Common in downtown Minneapolis, completed in 1989, and Duluth's Weber Music Hall, which opened in 2002.

Besides the Petronas towers, his other famous works include the World Financial Centre in New York City and London's Canary Wharf Tower.

He was among the first building designers to use glass as a nonstructural outer wall, as seen in the facade on the Museum of Modern Art's adjacent apartment tower in Manhattan.

He received numerous awards in his career, including the Aga Khan Award in Architecture in 2004 for designing the Petronas Towers.

Upon obtaining his degree from Illinois, Pelli began working with Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen.

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