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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 ).
In the early 1980s, Pei was the focus of controversy when he designed a glass-and-steel pyramid for the Louvre museum in Paris.
Ieoh Ming Pei was born on April 26, 1917 to Tsuyee Pei and Lien Kwun, and the family moved to Hong Kong one year later.
As a boy, Pei was very close to his mother, a devout Buddhist who was recognized for her skills as a flautist.
Pei's ancestors ' success meant that the family lived in the upper echelons of society, but Pei said his father was " not cultivated in the ways of the arts ".
At the age of ten, Pei moved with his family to Shanghai after his father was promoted.
As a pain reliever, she was prescribed opium, and assigned the task of preparing her pipe to Pei.
Pei was fascinated by the representations of college life in the films of Bing Crosby, which differed tremendously from the academic atmosphere in China.
Pei was more intrigued by modern architecture, and also felt intimidated by the high level of drafting proficiency shown by other students.
MIT's architecture faculty was also focused on the Beaux-Arts school, and Pei found himself uninspired by the work.
Pei was inspired by the innovative designs of the new International style, characterized by simplified form and the use of glass and steel materials.
She enrolled in the landscape architecture program at Harvard University, and Pei was thus introduced to members of the faculty at Harvard's Graduate School of Design ( GSD ).
The US realized that its bombs used against the stone buildings of Europe would be ineffective against Japanese cities, mostly constructed from wood and paper ; Pei was assigned to work on incendiary bombs.
In the spring of 1948 Pei was recruited by New York real estate magnate William Zeckendorf to join a staff of architects for his firm of Webb and Knapp to design buildings around the country.
Pei found Zeckendorf's personality the opposite of his own ; his new boss was known for his loud speech and gruff demeanor.
Zeckendorf was well connected politically, and Pei enjoyed learning about the social world of New York's city planners.
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 was commissioned to design the Luce Memorial Chapel in Taiwan by the same organization that ran the middle school he had attended in Shanghai.
The pedestrian walkway at the ground floor, however, was prone to sudden gusts of wind, which embarrassed Pei.
Pei was able to return to hands-on design when he was approached in 1961 by Walter Orr Roberts to design the new Mesa Laboratory for the National Center for Atmospheric Research outside Boulder, Colorado.

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Pei and his team also designed a united urban area for Washington, D. C., L ' Enfant Plaza ( named for French-American architect Pierre Charles L ' Enfant ).
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.
Pei was also meticulous about the arrangement of items in the garden behind the hotel ; he even insisted on transporting of rocks from a location in southwest China to suit the natural aesthetic.
Pei also found the pyramid shape best suited for stable transparency, and considered it " most compatible with the architecture of the Louvre, especially with the faceted planes of its roofs ".
" The experience was exhausting for Pei, but also rewarding.
It was also the year in which Pei's firm changed its name to Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, to reflect the increasing stature and prominence of his associates.
The design that Pei developed for the Bank of China Tower was not only unique in appearance, but also sound enough to pass the city's rigorous standards for wind-resistance.
Pei also worked at this time on two projects for a new Japanese religious movement called Shinji Shumeikai.
Pei also oversaw specific decorative details, including a bench in the entrance lobby, carved from a 350-year-old keyaki tree.
Then they carried out a landing near at Beitang ( also spelled " Pei Tang "), some from the Taku Forts on 3 August, which they captured after three weeks on 21 August.
The play is also loosely based on news reports of the relationship between a French diplomat, Bernard Boursicot, and Shi Pei Pu, a male Chinese opera singer who purportedly convinced Boursicot that he was a woman throughout their twenty-year relationship.
According to the newspaper, the architect in charge will be chosen from among a shortlist of Spanish architects Santiago Calatrava and Pritzker Prize-winner Rafael Moneo, and Chinese-American Ieoh Ming Pei, also a Pritzker winner.
Liu Bei ( Wade-Giles spelling: Liu Pei ; ; 161 – 10 June 223 ), also known by his style name Liu Xuande ( Wade-Giles spelling: Liu Hsuan-te ), was a warlord, military general and later the founding emperor of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history.
One day back in his hometown, a respectable man known as Lü Wen ( also called Lü Gong ), who had recently moved to Pei County, was visited by the most influential men in town.
What is also known is that during Chu – Han Contention, when Liu Bang fought a five-year war with Xiang Yu for supremacy over the Chinese world, his mother, his sister, and he did not initially follow his father to the Principality of Han ( modern Sichuan, Chongqing, and southern Shaanxi ); rather, they stayed in his father's home territory, perhaps in his home town of Pei ( 沛縣, in modern Xuzhou, Jiangsu ) deep in Xiang's Principality of Western Chu, presumably with his grandfather Liu Zhijia.
According to Kuodizhi ( 括地志 ), written during the Tang Dynasty, Zhang Liang's tomb was 65 li east of Pei County, near Liucheng, where a Zhang Liang Temple was also located.
The MIT Media Lab was founded by MIT Professor Nicholas Negroponte and former MIT President Jerome Wiesner and opened its doors in the Wiesner Building ( designed by I. M. Pei ) ( also known as the E15 building ) at MIT in 1985.
Pei and Tadao Ando also have designed notable Brutalist works.
Some of the descriptions of and names for the locations of poetic occasions on his estate can be seen to be directly influential on the forty poems of the Wangchuan ji ( also known as the Wang or Wheel River Collection ) written by Wang Wei and Pei Di, in regards to Wang Wei's Tang Dynasty retirement estate at Lantian, south of the contemporary capital Chang ' an ( modern Xi ' an in Shaanxi province ).
He also noted that Pei himself fiercely fought construction of the Forrestal Building, knowing that it would severely compromise the Promenade's view of the National Mall.
At Li Shimin's urging, Pei Ji, who had also earlier, against regulations, allowed Li Yuan to have sexual relations with some of late Emperor Wen's imperial concubines, persuaded Li Yuan that it was necessary for him to rebel.
Mario Pei was also an internationalist who advocated the introduction of Esperanto into school curricula across the world to supplement local languages.

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