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The Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre)

1989: Ieoh Ming Pei, architect

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Traditionalists were shocked when Chinese-born American architect I. M. Pei designed this glass pyramid at the entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
Designed by Ieoh Ming Pei

The Pyramid at the Louvre in Paris, France

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The Louvre Museum in Paris, France is a masterpeice of Renaissance architecture. I.M. Pei's design consists of unusual arrangements of geometric shapes. Standing 71 feet high, the pyramid lets light into the museum's reception center.

The Pritzker Prize winning architect, I.M. Pei is often praised for his creative use of space and materials.

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