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Old August 14th, 2007, 11:04 AM   #1
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Skyscraper Fame vs Architect's Fame

Are the fame and notoriety of a building linked to the fame of an architect?
Should one come first?
Which is most important?

Should an arhcitect make an effort to make himself famous as seen here:

or should he make an effort to make his building famous?

some thoughts for discussion.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 11:40 AM   #2
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To me it's mroe the building than the architect. Architects have their marvels and their grits. Minoru Yamasaki for example designed the world famous World Trade Centre. But his first known project was the notorious Pruitt Iggoe public housing project in Saint Louis, Missouri which was later demolished.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #3
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Sir Norman Foster made a huge splash with his HSBC Building in Hong Kong. The innovative design made this a very famous architectural point of interest.

I. M. Pei made his splash nearby with his Bank of China Tower.

Both architect and building design are important, although I don't think one is ahead of the other.
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