by Margaret Tazioli
Posted 5/17/19, 11:05 am
Chinese-born American architect I.M. Pei, who designed the glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, has died at age 102, a spokesman confirmed Thursday. Pei often said he was in the right place at the right time for his successes. Born in China in 1917, Pei moved to Boston in 1935 and studied design and structural engineering at MIT and Harvard. The communist revolution in the 1940s prevented Pei from returning to China, and he accepted a job with a real estate developer in New York, where he worked 10 years before establishing his own architectural firm.