Architect Rafael Viñoly passes away at age 78

Rafael Viñoly died today in New York. His passing was confirmed by Argentinian police and family friend Elisa Carrió. According to El Pais Uruguay the cause of death was an aneurysm.

A celebrated architect, Viñoly designed buildings across the globe under the “belief that the essential responsibility of architecture is to elevate the public realm.”

Viñoly was born in Montevideo, Uruguay on June 1, 1944, and he spent much of his childhood in Argentina. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a Diploma in Architecture in 1968 and earned a Master of Architecture from the same university the following year. Even before earning

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