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Louvre and John F Kennedy Library architect IM Pei dies at 102

IM Pei, the Chinese-American architect best known for his designs for the Louvre and the Washington National Gallery, has died at the age of 102. Born in Canton but brought up mainly in Shanghai, he chose to study in the US, arriving in 1935, aged 17, and found himself stranded by the Second World War. He studied at Boston under Walter Gropius and Marcel Bruer, and developed a style of architecture influenced both by the...

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