Happy 100th Birthday to I.M. Pei, Architect of the Dallas Skyline

The world-renowned architect I.M. Pei turns 100 years old on Wednesday. For those of you Dallasites who may be unfamiliar with his name, I guarantee you are familiar his work. Pei's architectural feats adorn our wonderful city of Dallas. It is quite remarkable to witness Pei's fingerprints all over the Dallas skyline. He designed Dallas City Hall (1977), One Dallas Center (1979), Energy Plaza (1983), Fountain Place (1986), and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center (1989). I've walked past Dallas City Hall on the way to work every day for the last several months. The inverted shape of the building and the wide open real estate that surrounds it, including the pond, are rather modern and exceptional. I don't believe it was a coincidence that our city chose the chief architect for the John F. Kennedy Library in Massachusetts to design Dallas City Hall.   Continue reading...

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