Pei, I. M.
Among his notable later buildings are the John Hancock Tower, Boston (1973) the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1978) the Jacob Javits Exposition and Convention Center, New York City (1986) the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland (1995) the Miho Museum, Kyoto (1998) a new wing of the German Historical Museum, Berlin (2003) and the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar (2008). His master plan for the Louvre 's expansion and renovation (1987–89) initially outraged critics, in large part because of the glass pyramid that formed the entrance to the museum's new underground section. The pyramid has since become a Parisian landmark. In 1990, Pei retired from active management of his firm.
See biographical study by C. Wiseman (1990) biography by M. Cannell (1995).
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