South Coast Plaza Announces the Death of César Pelli


(Costa Mesa, CA) South Coast Plaza is a well known shopping destination, in the Southern California U.S.A., area.  Technically, it is located in Costa Mesa, Orange County, California.  As a well known shopping destination, South Coast Plaza, is the home to more than 250 stores.  The stores include the retailers Gucci, Hermes, Cartier, Harry Winston, Saint Laurent, The Webster, Dior, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy.  Along with the stores, there are also prominent boutiques and celebrated restaurants.  South Coast Plaza was co-founded by Henry Segerstrom.  A second vision that Henry Segerstrom had, after the vision that created South Coast Plaza, was a hub.  This hub, as it was envisioned; was to be the place for arts, culture and business.  However, before construction work could begin, Henry Segerstrom needed an architect.  The architect that was chosen, was César Pelli.  Recently, South Coast Plaza announced that, architect César Pelli has died.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, he died on July 19th, 2019.  Mr. César Pelli was 92 years old.  The place of death was New Haven, Connecticut U.S.A. 
            In New Haven, Connecticut U.S.A., where Mr. César Pelli died, is also, where his architectural visions have been permanently laid down to rest.  These architectural visions, which have in turn, produced the realization of Henry Segerstrom’s visions for South Coast Plaza.  However and returning to, the hub vision, the aforementioned was to become a reality a short walking distance from South Coast Plaza.  As previously said; the hub was envisioned as a place for arts, culture and business.  Officially the name, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, was chosen.  Additionally and today, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, is a completed vision.  The architect of this vision, as previously said, was César Pelli.
            The architectural visions that remain alive, do include a body of work that, can be found in Orange County California.  Specifically, César Pelli’s body of work and architectural creations for Mr. Henry Segerstrom include the following; the Plaza Tower skyscraper, the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the Samueli Theater and the extension of the South Coast Repertory.  In reference to, the Plaza Tower skyscraper, the aforementioned was initiated by Henry Segerstrom in the year 1990.  Additionally, this skyscraper project was intended to be one of three, for the complete vision of South Coast Plaza.  Obviously, César Pelli was chosen to be the architect; his first for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts portfolio.  The Plaza Tower skyscraper is best described as a stainless steel landmark.  The stainless steel, during the evening hours, reflects the sunlight of the sunset.  The result, is a beautiful reflection.  In reference to, the Samueli Theater, the aforementioned was completed in November 2006.  Additionally, it is located on the opposite end of the concert hall building.  Mr. César Pelli’s work consists of designing an exterior that, seamlessly connects the two performing arts venues.  This task was accomplished through a continuous exterior surface of beige Portuguese limestone.  In reference to, the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the aforementioned was completed in October 2006.  It is best described as an ambitious and large scale concert hall.  Additionally; it is accentuated by high glass walls, curvaceous tiers, a silver leafed foyer ceiling and a chandelier made up of 300 individual hanging crystal lights.  Overall, there are 2,000 seats that, make up the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.  In reference to, the expansion of the South Coast Repertory, the aforementioned was completed in the year 2002.  The objective, for the expansion included a new façade.  A new lobby followed the new façade, because, that is how Mr. César Pelli envisioned the project.  The end result, was a flawlessly fused original theater, with the newly constructed addition.  Today, it is a 336 seat proscenium stage with offices and classrooms.
            To end, South Coast Plaza did release a press statement.  Elizabeth Segerstrom is the Co-Managing Partner of South Coast Plaza.  Through a press statement, Ms./Mrs. Segerstrom said the following.  “The world lost a master of urban architecture.  The concert hall, Plaza Tower, Samueli Theater and South Coast Repertory designed by César Pelli exemplify his immense talent and profound understanding of the role those buildings played in fulfilling Henry’s vision of a cosmopolitan center.  César was more than a titan of the architecture world—he also was a friend who will be missed.  We mourn his passing and honor his legacy.”  As previously stated, South Coast Plaza recently announced that, architect César Pelli has died.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, he died on July 19th, 2019.  Mr. César Pelli was 92 years old.  Lastly, the place of death was New Haven, Connecticut U.S.A. 

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07/31/2019

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