The Best Buildings of I.M. Pei

Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei died this month at the age of 102.  Here are his best designs (as determined by a web survey of lists of “best I.M. Pei buildings”), in chronological order, with multiple photos for each.

Mesa Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, Colorado (1961-1967)
NCAR Mesa Laboratory (DI00221)
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Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York (1973)
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East Building, National Gallery of Art 
Washington, D.C. (1974-1978)
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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Boston, Massachusetts (1979)
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Pyramide du Louvre
Paris, France (1989)
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Bank of China
Hong Kong, China (1982-1990)
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Miho Museum
Shiga, Japan (1997)
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland, Ohio (1998)
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Museum of Islamic Art
Doha, Qatar (2008)
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