I.M. Pei poses in front of the Louvre Pyramid in 1999. Photo: AP
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Genius by design leaves his global mark

  • I.M. Pei, who has died at 102, created some of the world’s most admired structures from Hong Kong’s imposing Bank of China Tower to the iconic glass pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris

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I.M. Pei poses in front of the Louvre Pyramid in 1999. Photo: AP
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Architect I.M. Pei in the Napoleon courtyard of the Louvre museum in Paris in June 2006. Photo: AFP

Legendary Chinese-born US architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102

  • The man behind the controversial renovation of the Louvre Museum in Paris died overnight, his son Chien Chung Pei said
  • Ieoh Ming Pei, the son of a banker in China, left his homeland for the US in 1935, later becoming famous for his modern designs and high-profile projects
Topic |   Architecture and design

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Architect I.M. Pei in the Napoleon courtyard of the Louvre museum in Paris in June 2006. Photo: AFP
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