Pedro Ramirez Vazquez | Mexican architect, 94

Posted: April 20, 2013

Mexican architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, 94, who designed some of Mexico's biggest landmark modernist structures - including the new Basilica of Guadalupe, the Anthropology Museum, and the Azteca Stadium, all in Mexico City - died Tuesday, April 16, of pneumonia, Mexico's National Arts Council said..

The sweeping, curvy lines of the basilica and the cantilevered central pavilion of the anthropology museum became hallmarks of Mexico's modernist architectural boom, led by figures like Luis Barragan from the 1940s to the '70s. Mr. Ramirez Vazquez also designed a low-cost, prefab rural school.

Architects such as Mr. Ramirez Vazquez and Mario Pani, while less-well-known than Barragan, designed the biggest projects of the era. - AP

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