Todays architect: Ieoh Ming Pei. Known as I.M. Pei. Born in China he set up his practice in Chicago: a great American city for architecture. He just seems like a delightful man. Must be the round glasses!
Of late he is most known for the glass pyramid at the Louvre. Thought initially controversial it provides a much needed proper entrance to the museum. He is also known for the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. The East Building of the National Gallery of Art (US). And the Museum of Islamic Arts Qatar. Now, at 99, he has retired from the firm he created and does some consulting work for his son’s firm.
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