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Famed Architect Zaha Hadid Dies In Miami Hospital

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- Famed architect Zaha Hadid has died at the age of 65.

Hadid died following a heart attack on Thursday in a Miami hospital where they were treating her for bronchitis, according to our news partners at the Miami Herald.

Known for works around the world, Iraqi-born, British Hadid was the first woman to win the Pritzker award, the highest award in architecture.

Her designs were commissioned around the world including in Hong Kong, London, Germany and Azerbaijan.

Hadid's work is also in Miami at the "One Thousand Museum" that is under construction in downtown. The building was Hadid's first luxury, residential skyscraper project in the western hemisphere.

Developers with the One Thousand Museum released a statement saying, "The world has just lost an amazing woman with unequaled talent. Our heartfelt condolences go to her family, friends and colleagues. We are extremely honored to have known and worked with Zaha and we will continue to honor her vision."

Hadid also drew plans for a futuristic parking garage in Miami Beach's Collins Park across the street from the W Hotel where Hadid owned a condo.

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Her other known works include the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London, the Riverside Museum at Glasgow's Museum of Transport, and Guangzhou Opera House in China.

In 2010, Time magazine listed her among the 100 most influential people and Forbes magazine named her one of the most powerful women.

Zaha Hadid
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Architect Zaha Hadid poses for a photograph in front of the redeveloped Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park on September 25 2013 in London, England. The renovation of the 1805 gunpowder store, located on the north side of the Serpentine Bridge, was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The new gallery, restaurant and social space will officially open to the public on September 28, 2013. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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