Architecture: She's Gotta Build It

Iraqi-born Zaha Hadid has long been a famous architect. Now her designs are becoming reality

If it can be said that buildings are not so much made as born, then architect Zaha Hadid has been in labor an awfully long time. But it's finally time to break out the cigars. The most admired female architect in the world is bringing forth a veritable brood of buildings. The Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, the first major American art institution to be designed by a woman--let alone a woman born in Baghdad--has a construction starting date of December. A garden exhibition center in Weil am Rhein in Germany, her second building for furniture manufacturer Vitra, opened last...

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