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Influential German architect Frei Otto dies at 89

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Mr Otto (above) was known for creating dazzling tensile structures that inspired generations of architects to dangle roofs from poles and cables; the Munich Olympic stadium that he designed in collaboration with Behnisch & Partner features acrylic roofs draped from steel cables.
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Mr Otto was known for creating dazzling tensile structures that inspired generations of architects to dangle roofs from poles and cables; the Munich Olympic stadium (above) that he designed in collaboration with Behnisch & Partner features acrylic roofs draped from steel cables.

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FREI OTTO, an architect and engineer known for creating dazzling tensile structures that inspired generations of architects to dangle roofs from poles and cables, died on Monday in Germany, weeks before he was to be named the recipient of the Pritzker Prize, architecture's most