The architect Ieoh Ming Pei, designer of the Louvre pyramid, died at the age of 102

The son of this architect, who has made many landmark buildings, announced Thursday at the "New York Times".

The architect American of Chinese origin Ieoh Ming Pei died on the night of Wednesday, May 15, to Thursday, May 16, at the age of 102, announced on Thursday his son New York Times. He is the originator of multiple buildings of different styles in the United States and China, but he remained famous for having designed The Louvre pyramid. He was also the architect of the Bank of China in Hong Kong.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid, in the spring, franceinfo was immersed in the archives. Because the building, iborn in 1989, was born in pain, in a fierce battle and screams at "cultural profanation".

The legitimacy of Ieoh Ming Pei was also questioned. "What is the Chinese of America doing here with its Egyptian-inspired archam-modern model?"asked some critics, noted a journalist from France 3, pointing out "the little xenophobic music". But 30 years later, the work of Ieoh Ming Pei is unanimously celebrated as a success.

The architect is also responsible for the design of the East Washington National Gallery of Art, one of the wings of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Born in April 1917 in Canton, son of a wealthy banker, Ieoh Ming Pei left his homeland in 1935 to study architecture in the United States. Became an American, he founded his own studio in 1955. He was crowned in 1983 the Pritzker Prize, the "Nobel" of architecture.

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