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Creator of Louvre pyramid and Bank of China Tower, I. M. Pei, remembered

When famed Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, aka I. M. Pei, decided to go against the grain to add a modernist glass and steel pyramid to the Louvre’s Cour Napoléon, his unorthodox design of the museum’s main entrance was greeted with a volley of outcry; critics labelled the structure an affront to the Renaissance aesthetics that the Louvre represents. […]