Ieoh Ming Peiexternal image uewb_08_img0549.jpg (1917 - _)

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When the new entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, was proposed, there much controversy because it was so modern.

The Pyramide, completed in 1989, was designed by the Chinese-American I. M Pei who offered the "luminous structure-symbol" as a distinct way to avoid distracting attention away from the Louvre, but rather, as a structure that would complement or "gracefully blend" with the great palace.
(I.M. Pei's La Pyramide Du Louvre by Rebecca L.Moyer)  Pyramide du Louvre

Pei designed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1998. Bank of China
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Some of Pei's other works include:
**Christian Science Center**, at Boston, Massachusetts, 1968 to 1974. * 3D Model *
**East Wing, National Gallery**, at Washington, D.C., 1974 to 1978. * 3D Model *
**Everson Museum of Art**, at Syracuse, New York, 1968.
**Hancock Place**, at Boston, Massachusetts, 1977.
**Javits Convention Center**, at New York, New York, 1979 to 1986. * 3D Model *
**Johnson Museum of Art**, at Ithaca, New York, 1973.
**National Center for Atmospheric Research**, at Boulder, Colorado, 1961 to 1967. * 3D Model *