Lauded British Architect Richard Rogers Passes Away

LONDON (AP) – Richard Rogers, the lauded British architect who was one of the forces behind the Pompidou Center in Paris and later designed London’s Millennium Dome, has died. He was 88 years old.

Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners, the company he founded, confirmed his death in a statement Sunday.

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“A man of immense drive and charisma, he was equally a man of courtesy and integrity, dedicated to the art and science of architecture, urban planning, city life, political commitment and positive social change,” said the association. .

Rogers won the main architecture prize, the Pritzker, in 2007, and was a member of the House of Lords of Great Britain. In addition to the iconic Pompidou Center, which he designed together with Renzo Piano, his work included the Lloyd’s of London building and Terminal 4 at Madrid’s Barajas International Airport.

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