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Pei took to the project with vigor, and set to work with two young architects he had recently recruited to the firm, William Pedersen and Yann Weymouth.
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Among the early projects on which Pei took the lead were the L ' Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC and the Green Building at MIT.
In 1955 Pei's group took a step toward institutional independence from Webb and Knapp by establishing a new firm called I. M. Pei & Associates.
They took on the Kips Bay residential area on the east side of Manhattan, where Pei set up Kips Bay Towers, two large long towers of apartments with recessed windows ( to provide shade and privacy ) in a neat grid, adorned with rows of trees.
In an attempt to soothe public ire, Pei took a suggestion from then-mayor of Paris Jacques Chirac and placed a full-sized cable model of the pyramid in the courtyard.
One of the projects took Pei back to Dallas, Texas, to design the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
Lacking inspiration and unsure of how to approach the building, Pei took a weekend vacation to the family home in Katonah, New York.
However, as she grew increasingly unbridled in her behavior ( including committing adultery with many men and later murdering them to silence them ), Zhang, Pei, and Jia Mo considered deposing her and replacing her with Crown Prince Yu's mother Consort Xie, but they hesitated and never took actual action.
An Imperial decree then ordered that the seal and ribbons of “ Protector General ” be recovered, and replaced with the seal and ribbon of “ Great Han General .” Xian ’ s envoy refused to make the exchange, and ( Pei ) Zun took them by force.
Liu Bei rallied his troops to turn against Liu Zhang and killed Yang Huai and Gao Pei, on charges of showing disrespect towards him, and took over command of their armies.
Later that year, due to a famine in the Guanzhong region ( i. e., the region around the capital Chang ' an ), Emperor Gaozong took up residence at the eastern capital Luoyang, leaving Li Zhe in charge of Chang ' an, assisted by the chancellors Liu Rengui, Pei Yan, and Xue Yuanchao.
In 1856 he was in command of the China station, and conducted the operations arising out of the affair of the lorcha Arrow ; he destroyed the Qing Chinese fleet in June 1857, took Canton in December, and in 1858 he captured the forts on the Pei Ho ( Hai River ), compelling the Chinese government to consent to the Treaty of Tientsin.
Pei and project
" Perhaps the most important consequence of the Kennedy project for Pei was his elevation in the public's consciousness as an architect of note.
Pei himself considered the project a success, even as he worried about the arrangement of its elements.
While Pei and Musho were coordinating the Dallas project, their associate Henry Cobb had taken the helm for a commission in Boston.
In 1978, after giving a series of lectures of architecture in China, Pei was asked to imagine a project for his home country.
As the Fragrant Hill project was nearing completion, Pei began working on the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, although his associate James Freed served as lead designer.
During the inauguration ceremonies, however, neither Freed nor Pei was recognized for their role in the project.
Pei finally agreed that a reconstruction project was not only possible, but necessary for the future of the museum.
Pei had difficulty working with German government officials on the project ; their utilitarian approach clashed with his passion for aesthetics.
Although it was originally planned for the corniche road along Doha Bay, Pei convinced project coordinators to build a new island to provide the needed space.
Architect I. M. Pei was awarded the project and proposed a glass pyramid to stand over a new entrance in the main court, the Cour Napoléon.
Reynolds worked with choreographer Bill T. Jones, clarinetist Anthony Burr, and percussionist Steven Schick on the project, along with audio software designers Pei Xiang and Peter Otto, and visual rendering artists Paul Kaiser, Shelley Eshkar, and Marc Downie.
Although Pei Cobb Freed agreed to investigate design changes to make the project less costly, at least one member of Congress declared the project dead.
He further commissioned the official Pei Zheng ( 裴政 ) to carry out a project of simplifying the penal code and decrease the penalty from the harsh laws — a reform that was later largely accepted by the succeeding dynasties.
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Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I. M. Pei, the building is high with two masts reaching high.
The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity is housed in an 11-story structure originally built for The Christian Science Publishing Society constructed between 1932 and 1934, and the present plaza was constructed in the late 1960s and early 1970s to include a 28 story administration building, a colonnade, and a reflecting pool with fountain, designed by Araldo Cossutta of I. M. Pei and Partners ( now Pei Cobb Freed ).
Pei spent ten years working with New York real estate magnate William Zeckendorf before establishing his own independent design firm that eventually became Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.
Le Corbusier visited MIT in, an occasion which powerfully affected Pei: " The two days with Le Corbusier, or ' Corbu ' as we used to call him, were probably the most important days in my architectural education.
Their iconoclastic focus on modern architecture appealed to Pei, and he worked closely with both men.
Soon Pei was so inundated with projects that he asked Zeckendorf for assistants, which he chose from his associates at the GSD, including Henry N. Cobb and Ulrich Franzen.
Pei also drew inspiration from the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings of the Ancient Pueblo Peoples ; he wanted the buildings to exist in harmony with their natural surroundings.
As with NCAR, Pei combined elements of cubism and natural harmony when designing the dormitories at New College of Florida in the mid-1960s.
Pei refers to the NCAR complex as his " breakout building ", and he remained friends with Roberts until the scientist died in.
Working with his associate Theodore Musho, Pei developed a design centered on a building with a top much wider than the bottom ; the facade leans at an angle of 34 degrees.
Although it was a difficult time for everyone involved, Pei later reflected with patience on the experience.
After surveying a number of different locations, Pei fell in love with a valley once used as an imperial garden and hunting preserve, known as Fragrant Hills.
The problems continued for months, until Pei had an uncharacteristically emotional moment during a meeting with Chinese officials.
A member of Pei's staff returned for a visit several years later and confirmed that it had become dilapidated, which he and Pei attributed to the country's general unfamiliarity with deluxe buildings.