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Zaha Hadid always pursued the maximal

The architect—immensely popular despite being truly radical—has died following a heart attack aged 65

By Jay Merrick  

Zaha Hadid from London is made a Dame by the Princess Royal at an Investiture Ceremony, at Buckingham Palace in central London. Picture date: Wednesday November 7, 2012 ©Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Zaha Hadid, best-known in Britain as the architect of the Aquatics Centre used in the London Olympics, was arguably the one true architectural superstar of the last decade. Frank Gehry was as famous, Rem Koolhaas was…

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