Scar Gets a Kill: Architect I.M. Pei @ 102
http://aia.li/16084 I.M. Pei, who was revered as one of the last great modernist architects, has died, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners confirmed. He was 102 years old.
Although he worked mostly in the United States, Pei will always be remembered for a European project: his redevelopment of the Louvre Museum in Paris in the 1980s.
He gave us the glass and metal pyramid in the main courtyard, along with three smaller pyramids and a vast subterranean addition to the museum entrance.
Pei was the first foreign architect to work on the Louvre in its long history, and initially his designs were fiercely opposed. But in the end, the French -- and everyone else -- were won over.
CNN won't let me cut and paste the rest of the obit, so here's the link:https://www.cnn.com/style/article/im-pei-dead-at-102/index.html