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Remembering America's Mall Maestro, Jon Jerde

America has lost a titan of design and planning. It's time that everyone learned his name.
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The Jerde Partnership

America lost a titan of design and planning this week. It's time that everyone learned his name.

Jon Jerde, the architect who designed the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, and the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, died Monday at age 75. A list of his many accomplishments starts there and quickly turns global in scope. Noting them all here would hardly do his legacy justice.