At 82, Meier is one of America’s most respected architects and one of the last of the 20th-century modernists still practicing.
He started working on the city hall in 1986, two years after he was awarded the Pritzker Prize. The building includes council chambers, offices, public library, retail, and a white exhibition space.
Meier is renowned for his white buildings – such as the seminal Getty Center, completed in Los Angeles in 1997. Today, the buildings designed by his firm follow the same style – predominantly white and glassy, with formal, gridded facades.
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