The architect Helmut Jahn died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Designed the Sony Center in Berlin, the Messeturm in Frankfurt, One Liberty Place in Philadelphia, and Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. The eighth member of the Chicago Seven, a local group of postmodern architects.
He married Deborah Lampe in 1970 and had one child.
How did Helmut Jahn die?
Helmut Jahn, a German-born architect who designed buildings around the world but was most influential in his adopted hometown, Chicago, where he conceived of an extravagant downtown home to state government and the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport, died on Saturday in a traffic accident near the horse farm where he lived, in St. Charles, Ill. He was 81.
A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes.Helmut Jahn
Transparency is not the same as looking straight through a building: it’s not just a physical idea, it’s also an intellectual one.Helmut Jahn
When I came to America in the ’60s, it was the place to be. I wonder if I’d come here today.Helmut Jahn
I’m ashamed to be German.Helmut Jahn
I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity.Helmut Jahn