I.M. Pei, acclaimed architect who designed the Louvre's pyramid, died on Thursday, May 16, at the age of 102.
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Architect I.M. Pei, in pictures

Updated 9:23 PM ET, Thu May 16, 2019

I.M. Pei, acclaimed architect who designed the Louvre's pyramid, died on Thursday, May 16, at the age of 102.
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Architect I.M. Pei, most famous for designing the glass pyramid that sits in the courtyard of the Louvre, died Thursday, May 16, at the age of 102.

After completing his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, Pei began his own architectural practice in New York in 1955. His major commissions include The John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, The East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong and the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar.