The outstanding Uruguayan architect Rafael Vignoli died at the age of 78

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In New York, at the age of 78, the outstanding American architect of Uruguayan origin, Rafael Vignoli, died.

This is stated in message his architectural studio.

Among his most famous works are the new Carrasco Airport in Montevideo, which became the famous gateway to Uruguay, the Boston Convention Center, which changed the urban space of the American city, and the scandalous 160-meter tower 20 Fenchurch Tower in London, which was sharply criticized for its environmental impact environment.

Walkie-Talkie Building on Fenchurch Street. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Rafael Vignoli was born in 1944 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of Buenos Aires, graduating in 1969. He later joined the architecture firm MSGSSV and built the Manantiales terraces and ATC Argentina Televisora.

Vignoli has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career, including the Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, and the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hugutt National Design Award.


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