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Name Renzo Piano
Nationality Italian
Birth date 14 September 1937 (1937-09-14) (age 84)
Birth place Genoa, Italy
Alma mater Politecnico di Milano
Buildings Kansai International Airport
Centre Georges Pompidou
Parco della Musica
Shard London Bridge
The New York Times Building
Whitney Museum of American Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Awards Pritzker Architecture Prize
RIBA Gold Medal
Sonning Prize
AIA Gold Medal
Kyoto Prize

Renzo Piano, OMRI, OMCA ( born 14 September 1937) is an Italian architect and engineer. He won the Pritzker Prize in 1998. He is known for designing London's tallest skyscraper The Shard and The New York Times Building in New York City. He was born in Genoa, Italy.

In 2006, Piano was selected by TIME as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was selected as the 10th most influential person in the "Arts and Entertainment" category of the 2006 Time 100.

In August 2013, he was appointed Senator for Life in the Italian Senate by President Giorgio Napolitano.

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