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 with 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 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.