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Type: Architect
Nationality: Japanese
Date of Birth: 09/13/1941


 

Tadao Ando Quotes > I hope that America as a...

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I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the world.
Tadao Ando

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