World-famous planner Ieoh Ming Pei, known as I.M. Pei, passed on at age 102.
His child Chien Chung Pei revealed to The New York Times on Thursday that his dad had kicked the bucket overnight.
The Chinese American designer was known for notorious structures, for example, the Louver Pyramid in Paris, France. Among his most celebrated activities were for exhibition halls like the East Structure of the National Display of Craftsmanship in Washington, D.C., and the JFK Library in Boston, planned during the 1970s, just as structures like the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong during the 1980s and the Four Seasons Inn in Manhattan in the 1990s.
Born in China in 1917, he went to the U.S. at 17 years old to think about design. He moved on from MIT and Harvard, where he later was an associate educator. He established an engineering firm during the 1950s, from which he resigned in 1990.
In the U.S. he got the Presidential Decoration of Opportunity in 1993.