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Cesar Pelli discusses tall towers on NPR station

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Feb. 29, 2012) — Cesar Pelli shared his thoughts on the worldwide prevalence of increasingly tall towers on a recent radio interview. Joining the discussion on “supertall” buildings on Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network affiliate WNPR, Pelli commented on the enduring human fascination with designing and building tall structures.

“Skyscrapers have an almost mystical quality,” Pelli said. “They are these very vertical elements against the sky that reminds me of the human figure.”

The conversation took place on the news show “Where We Live,” in an episode entitled “Scraping the Sky.” On the show, Pelli shared his perspective as the architect of the Petronas Towers, which held the record of world’s tallest buildings from from 1997 until 2004.

The full interview can be heard online via Your Public Media.

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