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Willard Goldsmith Rouse III|
June 19, 1942
April 30, 2003 (age 60)|
|Cause of death||Lung Cancer|
|Known for||Land development, Shopping Malls|
|Parent(s)||Willard Rouse II|
|Relatives||James Rouse - Uncle|
Willard Goldsmith Rouse III (June 19, 1942 – April 30, 2003) was an American real estate developer.
Early life and education
Rouse was the developer of One Liberty Place, designed by Helmut Jahn, the first structure in Philadelphia to exceed the traditional height limitation established by the top of the statue of William Penn atop Philadelphia City Hall. He famously clashed with city planner Edmund Bacon over the landmark development, which was quickly followed by additional tall buildings. Rouse was the nephew of developer James Rouse.
Rouse founded Rouse and Associates, a real estate development company primarily focused on office and industrial development in select cities in the United States. In 1994 the company went public as a UPREIT and is now known as Liberty Property Trust (Ticker:LRY), headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
- Joseph Rocco Mitchell, David L. Stebenne. New City Upon A Hill, A History of Columbia of Maryland. p. 29.
- "Willard G. Rouse III". Liberty Property Trust. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (2003-05-29). "Willard G. Rouse III, 60, Dies; Shaped Philadelphia Skyline". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
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