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Our Tribute to Architect I.M. Pei

Farewell to the architect known for his modernist work with a few Colorado connections

Louvre, Paris, France

I.M. Pei, the renowned and celebrated architect, passed away at his New York home last week at the age of 102. Some of his most famous designs include the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the glass pyramid entrance at the Louvre in Paris.

A postage stamp printed in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines showing an image of I.M. Pei, circa 1999.

Pei gave “this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms,” said the jury of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which Pei won in 1983.

National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.

16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.

Pei designed some Colorado landmarks, too, like the National Center for Atmospheric Research, nestled into foothills of Boulder and Denver's 16th Street Mall. 

Our hearts are with his family members and loved ones today. The world of architecture and design will remember his work forever. 

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