John Belle, who died this week at 84, helped restore several of New York City’s most important buildings, including Grand Central Terminal and the soaring Enid Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden.
Romaldo “Aldo” Giurgola was born in Rome, Italy, and died this week in Canberra, Australia, the site of his most famous work: a government complex surrounded by bermed earth that made it possible for visitors to walk on and around the building.
David Adjaye and Moshe Safdie remember the Indian architect, who died at the age of 84 Tuesday. The architect pictured here in 2012. His black round eyeglasses, in the style associated with Le Corbusier, were a nod to western architectural ideas. But Charles Correa, who died June 16 at the age of 84, reportedly of cancer, was deeply committed to the culture of his native India, which gained independence in 1947. His buildings, completed over nearly 60 years, were the “the physical manifestation of the idea of Indian nationhood, modernity and progress,” says architect David Adjaye, who designed an exhibition