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Late Philip Johnson Helped Shape 20th Century Architecture

Architect Philip Johnson's imaginative and sometimes controversial designs shaped the American skyline. He helped create the "glass box" skyscraper that became modern architecture of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. He was 98.

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