Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed sadness over the death of Cesar Pelli, the world renowned architect who designed the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
"I want to send my condolences to the family and friends of the talented Cesar Pelli", Argentinian President Mauricio Macri wrote on Twitter.
The Argentine-American architect César Pelli, known for designing some of the world's tallest landmark buildings, has died.More news: Morocco: 3 sentenced to death in Scandinavian women slayings
Pelli's death was reported by state media and officials in Argentina on Friday.
In addition, Pelli designed the glass-and-steel tower in New York City where the US headquarters of Bloomberg LP, parent of Bloomberg News, is located. He studied architecture at the province's university before moving to the United States to study at the University of Illinois School of Architecture.
His other notable projects included New York's World Financial Centre; the Gran Torre Santiago skyscraper in Chile and most recently the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco which opened in 2018.More news: A Nokia Feature Phone Running Android Has Apparently Been Spotted
The towers were the world's tallest buildings at their inauguration in 1998 and kept the title for six years. In 1995, he won the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects.
Hired by Yale University to serve as the dean of its architecture school, Pelli in 1977 moved to New Haven, Conn., where he opened his own design firm.
The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is one of the Pelli's best-known works. He also oversaw the expansion of New York's Modern Art Museum in 1984.More news: Instagram to now notify users before deleting accounts