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I. M. Pei: Biography

I. M. PeiI. M. Pei  (April 26, 1917 - May 16, 2019)

Pei designed some of the most significant structures built in the 1960s and 1970s. His National Center for Atmospheric Research (1961-1967) in Boulder, Colorado; the Dallas City Hall (1972-1977); the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art (1978) in Washington, D.C.; and the John F. Kennedy Library (1979) in Boston are the most famous of his many buildings. Pei's designs attempted to turn each urban project into an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of American cities. By creating new urban spaces, pedestrian linkages, and a sense of orderly beauty in the midst of urban chaos, Pei strived to reinvigorate and renew aging city centers.  Continue . . .

Source: "Pei, I. M. 1917-." American Decades, edited by Judith S. Baughman, et al., vol. 8: 1970-1979, Gale, 2001. From Gale Virtual Reference database.


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