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One Thousand Museum pays tribute to Zaha Hadid: VIDEO

Hadid, who broke architecture norms and barriers for women in her field, died last week

April 06, 2016 03:00PM
By Katherine Kallergis and Sean Stewart-Muniz

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Video taken by Catapult 13 Creative Studios, edited by TRD’s Alistair Gardiner

A whistle blew at 8:08 a.m. on Wednesday, halting construction at Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum.

Construction workers, developers and fans of Hadid gathered for a minute of silence to honor the starchitect, who was the first female architect to win the Pritzker Prize. Hadid died on Thursday in Miami Beach of a sudden heart attack while being treated for bronchitis. She was 65.

More than 200 construction workers were at the construction site at 1040 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami on Wednesday. Construction began on the 83-unit, 62-story last year. It marks the first residential skyscraper design in the Western Hemisphere for Hadid. The building, developed by Louis Birdman, Gregg Covin and the Regalia Group, is expected to open in late 2018.

For a look back on the life and work of the Iraqi-British architect, watch TRD’s video here.