Melco Crown Architect Dies

The death of noted architect Dame Zaha Hadid will not affect the development a hotel tower she designed at Melco Crown Entertainment’s City of Dreams on Macau’s Cotai Strip.

Hadid died of heart attack in a Miami, Florida hospital on March 31, BBC News reported. The British-Iraqi architect was 65.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of Dame Zaha Hadid’s passing and would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and sincere regards to her family and colleagues at Zaha Hadid Architects during these difficult times,” said Melco Crown in a statement. “We do not anticipate any impact on the construction progress of City of Dreams’ fifth hotel tower, as the architectural designs are already in place and the construction will continue in close cooperation with Zaha Hadid Architects, other professional parties and contractors on the project.”

The projected opening in 2018 “remains unchanged,” the company added.