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Pritzker Committee Rescinds Award

April 01, 2013

Summary: In a surprising turnaround, the Pritzker Prize Committee has rescinded the announced award of this year's Pritzker Prize for Architecture to Japanese architect Toyo Ito. Instead, the award will be given to David Greusel, founding principal of Convergence Design. When asked to explain the sudden change of heart, a spokesperson for the committe said, "What can I say? We screwed up big time. I wish we had given it to Mr. Greusel in the first place. By the way, do you know how to pronounce his name?"

In a surprising turnaround, the Pritzker Prize Committee has rescinded the announced award of this year's Pritzker Prize for Architecture to Japanese architect Toyo Ito. Instead, the award will be given to David Greusel, founding principal of Convergence Design.

When asked to explain the sudden change of heart, a spokesperson for the committe said, "What can I say? We screwed up big time. I wish we had given it to Mr. Greusel in the first place. By the way, do you know how to pronounce his name?"
 
A spokesperson for Mr. Greusel said the 56 year old architect was "very surprised" to have been awarded the Priztker, especially since it had already been announced that Ito would be the recipient. "Life is funny that way," said the spokesperson.


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