Lourve Pyramid Architect I.M. Pei Dies at 102

If there’s one thing I know I didn’t do wrong, it’s the Louvre.
I.M. Pei in front of the Louvre

Born in a Chinese family in 1917, Pei is one of the contemporary master architects who had studied Architecture in Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The Louvre Pyramid in Paris, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Bank of China in Hong Kong — masterpieces of Pei are all over the world.

Yesterday, we are sad to have lost this talent at his 102.

Gulf Oil Building

Pei started his career in 1948, when he was spotted by American real estate developer William Zeckendorf. Landmark of Atlanta Gulf Oil Building was the first project Pei finished in his life.

After 7 years with Zeckendorf, Pei set his own business I.M.Pei & Associates with fellow partners, later known as Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.

Golden Period — National Gallery of Art

In fact, the first acknowledged project of Pei was National Center for Atmospheric Research in State of Colorado built in 1967. But National Gallery of Art was how Pei gained his fame in which the triangle design is praised as one of the most successful buildings in the American 1970s.

National Gallery of Art

The Glass Age — Hong Kong Bank of China

The glass age began in 1968 when Pei joined the project of John Hancock Tower in Boston with partner Henry N. Cobb. It was the first building to have used an excessive amount of glasses. But since the technique was not advanced yet at that point, there were falling of glasses at the early stage.

Hong Kong Bank of China

Having his own father was one of the founders of Bank of China, the project meant more than work to Pei when he was assigned to be responsible for the design of its Hong Kong branch. The unique design was then born and now becomes the center of the city’s well-known night view.

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