Minoru Yamasaki Biography

Educator, Architect (1912–1986)
Minoru Yamasaki is an American architect designed the original World Trade Center complex and the Twin Towers.


Minoru Yamasaki was born on December 1, 1912 in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from from the University of Washington, Seattle and became an instructor in architectural design at Columbia University. In 1945 he moved to Detroit and built numerous iconic buildings in that city. Yamasaki is best known for designing the World Trade Center and Twin Towers in New York City. He died in 1986.

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