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Curbed Maps: On Architect I.M. Pei’s 96th Birthday, Celebrating His Operates


Friday, April 26, 2013, by Rob Bear
Screen-shot-2013-04-26-at-12.37.53-PM.jpgPei’;s Pyramid for the Louvre Museum, Paris. Photo via Mash Creating

I.M. Pei turns 96 years outdated these days, and to celebrate here is a map of 17 of the architect’;s most considerable functions. The bespectacled blueprint master hasn’;t always appreciated universal acclaim—his early attempts at city preparing flopped, good quality control troubles plagued some of his firm’;s goods, and cost overruns have been a close to consistent concern—but his a lot of masterpieces are real icons of modern architecture. Born in Canton, China in 1917, Pei moved to the United States at 18 to pursue a profession in architecture. The rest, of program, is history, with prominent commissions worldwide—including the celebrated Louvre pyramid (over)—the 1983 Pritzker Prize, and a host of other awards.


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