A selection of works by César Pelli, father of the Petronas Twin Towers

The most important projects by the Argentinean architect, dead at 92, published on Domus over the years: from Kuala Lumpur’s towers to Porta Nuova in Milan.

César Pelli (1926-2019) was born in San Miguel de Tucumßn, in Argentina. He worked with Eero Saarinen and, once in Los Angeles in 1964, he partnered with other important names like Gruen architects. Pelli was famous for the large use of glass in his buildings’ facades and for the skyscrapers he designed around the world: Domus has published several of his works over the years. Among them, the Petrona Twin Towers, the worldwide known project located in Kuala Lumpur, completed in 1997; the masterplan of Porta Nuova in Milan, including the Unicredit tower, the highest skyscraper in Italy; the 1985 expansion of the Museum of Modern Art with a residential condominium tower; the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, opened in 1975.

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