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Lescaze, William

Swiss-born American architect best known for conceiving, in conjunction with George Howe, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building, or PSFS (1931-32), which effectively introduced the International style of architecture into the United States. It is considered one of the best-designed skyscrapers of the pre-World War II era of modern architecture.

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