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Part 4 of 4: Shanghai was so beautiful. I’ve never had such a beautiful experience in my life as being in China. The night life of Shanghai, and the beauty of the old town were just so wonderful. Immediately after the night pictures were taken I went out to a bar with a friend. A band was playing, and they were just so great (plus their lead singer was rlly attractive. She was a bit too much for my little queer heart with her beauty.) I miss it in China so much. ALSO LOOK AT THE TURTLES AND FISH!!!

bank of china tower, i m pei’s work

IM Pei at 100: 10 of the architect’s most significant buildings

(source including photo: dezeen @ 26 apr 2017) Chinese-American architect IM Pei turns 100 today. To celebrate, we’ve selected 10 of his most iconic buildings from a career that spans seven decades.

Ieoh Ming Pei was born on 26 April 1917 in Guangzhou, China. He moved to the US to study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, then engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and finally Harvard’s Graduate School of Design – where he studied under former Bauhaus masters Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.

Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China, 1990 ~ This 367.5-metre skyscraper is arguably the most striking on the Hong Kong skyline.

Its seemingly complex geometry is formed by the inward-facing triangular quadrants of the building’s square plan, which are removed one by one as its height increases. An angled triangle caps each quarter, and the same shape forms a tessellated pattern up the tower’s glass curtain walls.