Rafael Vignoli, the Uruguayan-born, New York-based architect known for designing landmark buildings around the world, has died at the age of 78.
Vignolly’s death on Thursday was announced by his son Romain on the website of the family-owned firm Rafael Vignolly Architects.
“He was a visionary and will be missed by all those who touched his life through his work,” the statement said Friday.
Viñoly’s occasionally controversial work included more than 600 structures around the world, including office buildings, residential buildings, hotels, concert halls, stadiums and airports.
One of his better known works is Transceiver building London – An almost cartoonish skyscraper that appears to be flabby and wider at the top than at the bottom.
Manchester City Football Club, whose training ground, City Football Academy, was designed by Vignolly, took to Twitter to offer its condolences.
Some of Viñoly’s projects have drawn criticism.one 432 Park Avenueat an 85-story residential building in Manhattan, several millionaire tenants complain of creaking noise and vibration coming from the building.
Vignolly “has a rich legacy of distinctive and timeless design that has manifested itself in some of the world’s most famous and iconic structures,” his son said.
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