I.M. Pei, who designed the Bartholomew County library, dead at age 102

One of the world’s most revered architects and one of the most heralded designers in Columbus, I.M. Pei, has died at 102, according to national news reports.

Internationally, the glass pyramid at the Louvre was among his many famous designs. Locally, the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library Building marking its 50th anniversary at 536 Fifth St. downtown is considered a gem by design experts.

He earned the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honor, in 1983.

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