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Louis Kahn
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Architect
    (February 20, 1901-March 17, 1974)
    Born in Arensburg, Estonia
    Birth name was Itze-Lieb Schuilowsky
    Notable buildings include the Yale University Art Gallery (1953), the Salk Institute laboratories (1965), the Philips Exeter Academy Library (1972), the Kimbell Art Museum (1972) and the Bangladesh National Assembly Building (1974)
    Died of a heart attack in the men's room of Penn Station in New York City
    Body went unclaimed for three days because he was not carrying any identification
    Subject of the documentary 'My Architect: A Son's Journey' by Nathaniel Kahn
    He would revise building plans after construction had begun, leading to massive cost overruns.
    He died hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt.
    He had three children with three women, only one of whom was his wife.
    He was so secretive about his private life that many colleagues never knew he was married.
    At three, he suffered permanent scars on his face and hands when he was burned in a coal fire accident.
    He received gold medals from the American Institute of Architects (1971) and Royal Institute of British Architects (1972).
    Sculptor Isamu Noguchi called him 'a philosopher among architects.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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