Cobb, Henry Nichols

Cobb, Henry Nichols, 1926–2020, American modernist architect, b. Boston, grad. Harvard Graduate School of Design (1949). At Harvard he met I. M. Pei, with whom he established a New York firm in 1955. Cobb's buildings shaped the skylines of many cities around the world. His first significant project was Montreal's Place Ville Marie (1962), a 42-story office and shopping complex. His many other outstanding buildings include the John Hancock Tower, Boston (1976); the ARCO Tower, Dallas (1983), Fountain Place, Dallas (1986), U.S. Bank Tower, Los Angeles (1989), Tour EDF, Paris (2001), Torre Espacio, Madrid (2008), and 7 Bryant Park, New York City (2016). His final project was the International African American Museum, Charleston, S.C.

See his Henry N. Cobb: Words & Works 1948–2018 (2008).

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