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Zaha Hadid, MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts
Inheritor of an ancient concrete tradition, Hadid bring 20th-century utopianism to her Rome museum design.
Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
A powerful accumulation of names is inscribed on slabs of reflective stone that cuts into the earth on the Mall.
Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Bilbao
This “miraculous” building brought art, prestige, and economic prosperity to a struggling port city.