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British Architect Richard Rogers Dies at Age 88

British architect Richard Rogers at the Pompidou Centre in 2007.

British architect Richard Rogers at the Pompidou Centre in 2007.

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London (AP) -- Richard Rogers, the British architect who helped change the look of modern cities by putting features like elevators and air ducts on the outside of his buildings, has died at 88.

Rogers burst into public view in 1972 when work began on the Pompidou Centre in Paris, a futuristic block of scaffolding-like metal pipes and glass walls that he designed with another young architect, Renzo Piano. Other major designs included London’s Millenium Dome and the Lloyd’s of London building.