American architect (b. May 23, 1908, Chicago, Ill.-d. Sept. 12, 2004, Pound Ridge, N.Y.), partnered with Wallace K. Harrison to influence the development of modernist architecture and helped shape the Manhattan skyline with his designs for a number of midtown buildings. He collaborated on such high-profile projects as the United Nations complex in New York City and the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va., but he was best known for his work on Philharmonic Hall (later Avery Fisher Hall) at Lincoln Center, New York City.
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