Carrie Lam hails I.M. Pei landmark in HKLocal | 17 May 2019 6:33 pm
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, paid tribue to Chinese-American architect I M Pei who died on Thursday.
"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,'' she said in a statement.
"I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Pei. On behalf of the government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family.''