Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986)

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The Northwestern National Life Building, later known as the ReliaStar Building, then known as ING 20 Washington and now known as Voya Financial 20 Washington--an office building located in Minneapolis. It was designed by Minoru Yamasaki as the headquarters of the Northwestern National Life Insurance Company and was opened in 1965

Robertson Hall, iconic home of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs since 1965, was designed by Japanese-American architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912–1986) and recently underwent an extensive renovation by KPMB Architects, Toronto.


Yamaski was a Japanese-American architect, best known for designing the original World Trade Center in New York City and several other large-scale projects. Yamasaki was one of the most prominent architects of the 20th century. He and fellow architect Edward Durell Stone are generally considered to be the two master practitioners of "New Formalism". During his three-decade career, he and his firm designed over 250 buildings.
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