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John Tishman, Pioneering New York City Builder, Dies at 90

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One of the most prolific builders of the 20th century, John L. Tishman, passed away last weekend, leaving a legacy written into the skylines of many major American cities that will be hard to match. Over the last few decades, the logo of Tishman Construction, an old-school T formed by a pair of steel I-beams, could be found on construction sites for many of the nation's signature skyscrapers and buildings: the twin towers of the World Trade Center (1973), the John Hancock Center (1970), Epcot Center at Disney World (1982), and the Renaissance Center in Detroit (1977), then the world's most expensive private development, among others.

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