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Henry Cobb Passes Away

Cobb had a 70-year career in architecture

March 6, 2020
Henry Cobb Passes Away

Renowned architect Henry N. Cobb passed away this week. Cobb, known for buildings such as Boston’s John Hancock Tower, was 93 years old. His death was confirmed by Ian Bader, a partner at their architecture firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, according to the New York Times.

In 1955, Cobb was one of three co-founders—along with I.M. Pei and Eason H. Leonard—of New York-based Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners. The firm’s name changed from I.M. Pei & Associates to Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners in 1989. Cobb, who had a 70-year career in architecture, graduated from Harvard University School of Design.

Photo: John Werner, Courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

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