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    Renowned Architect I.M. Pei Dies at 102

    Best known for his iconic glass Louvre Pyramid in Paris, the celebrated Chinese-born American modernist has died, his son reported yesterday. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, as well as the prestigious Pritzker Prize, Pei was famously modest: “I think it’s all right,” he once said of his work. Pei continued working well into his 90s, and his 2008 Museum of Islamic Art in Doha has become a national symbol of Qatar.

    Isn’t Pei’s Paris pyramid familiar? Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Washington’s National Gallery of Art and Japan’s Miho Museum share similar sleek designs.

    Don’t miss this OZY dispatch from Kiev’s stunning art gallery.

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