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Michael Graves, architect noted for Disney collaborations, dies at 80

Michael Graves, architect noted for Disney collaborations, dies at 80

Michael Graves, the prolific architect and designer whose Postmodern imprint can be found on a number of notable buildings, including Disney corporate headquarters in Burbank, as well as a range of consumer products such as his popular housewares for Target, has died. He was 80. Graves died suddenly on Thursday at his home in Princeton, N.J., of natural causes, his firm announced on its website. Since 2003, Graves had been largely confined to a wheelchair after being paralyzed from a spinal infection. As an architect, Graves created buildings that were by turns grand yet accessible, often featuring bold geometric patterns and solid colors. Some of his most notable designs were...

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