In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we honor I.M. Pei, architect of some of the world's most iconic structures, died today at 102.
His designs cross the globe; in Paris, the Louvre's Pyramid entrance. In Cleveland, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And in Hong Kong, the soaring Bank of China Tower.
Born in Suzhou, China, in 1917, he came to the U.S. as a teenager in 1935, went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was influenced by the work of pioneering modernists Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright.