The Louvre museum in Paris. Pei, the Chinese-American designer endured a roasting from critics before the giant glass structure opened in 1989, with up to 90 per cent of Parisians said to be against the project at one point. File photo: AP

Life of Pei: creator of famous Louvre pyramid survived the critics, and today he turns 100

Iconoclastic Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei endured a roasting before the giant glass structure opened in 1989, with up to 90 per cent of Parisians said to be against the project at one point

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The Louvre museum in Paris. Pei, the Chinese-American designer endured a roasting from critics before the giant glass structure opened in 1989, with up to 90 per cent of Parisians said to be against the project at one point. File photo: AP
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