Architect behind Cleveland Museum of Art renovation dies at 78

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Published: Mar. 4, 2023 at 8:22 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The architect known for renovating the Cleveland Museum of Art died at 78 this week.

Rafael Viñoly, the founder of Rafael Viñoly Architects, died on March 2, according to a company statement.

“He leaves a rich legacy of distinctive and timeless designs that manifested in some of the world’s most recognizable and iconic structures, among them the Tokyo International Forum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Carrasco Airport in Montevideo, and 20 Fenchurch Street in London,” the statement said. “The firm’s partners and directors, many of whom have collaborated with him for decades, will extend his architectural legacy in the work we will continue to perform every day.”

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The company said a memorial service will be held in New York.