Famed German architect Jahn killed in Illinois bike accident

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CHICAGO (AP) — A prominent German architect who designed Chicago’s state government building and worked on the design of the FBI headquarters in Washington has been killed in a bike accident in Illinois. Police say Helmut Jahn was pronounced dead at the scene in Campton Hills after two vehicles struck the bicycle, which had failed to stop at a stop sign. The driver of one of the vehicles was treated at a hospital.  Jahn was born in Germany in 1940 and moved to Chicago in 1966. One of his more controversial buildings was the James R. Thompson Building, a glass-sheathed, Illinois government office building in Chicago’s Loop that opened in 1985. It was put up for sale last week. 

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