Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, USA
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CE mourns I M Pei

 

 



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May 17, 2019 - The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (May 17) expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Chinese American architect Mr I M Pei.

"One of the world's most renowned architects, Mr Pei won numerous awards over the years including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, sometimes called the Nobel Prize of architecture, in 1983, along with many other highly recognised achievements. He lived in Hong Kong for a period of time when he was young. His works are widely known to Hong Kong people, including the iconic Bank of China Tower in Central and the glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The former has become a landmark of the city and the pride of Hong Kong people.

"I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Pei. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family," she said.


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