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Film Screening: First Person Singular

August 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Film Screening: First Person Singular
I.M. Pei
Tuesday, August 16
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

I.M. Pei, a prolific Chinese-American architect, designed great buildings in the major cities of the world in a career spanning more than five decades. In this documentary, First Person Singular: I.M. Pei, the architect himself leads viewers through the Louvre, the National Gallery of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Bank of China, the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Miho Museum, and other examples of his extraordinary life’s work.

In Pittsburgh, he was commissioned by a New York developer to build three buildings that would comprise the Washington Plaza in the lower Hill. However, only one element of the three-building plaza was constructed.

In this film, Pei discusses his work in China, his years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, and how he worked with such demanding clients as Jacqueline Kennedy, William Zeckendorf, Francois Mitterand, and Paul Mellon. He reveals his innermost philosophy and principles.

This film screening is FREE to PHLF members. Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated: or 412-471-5808 ext. 527



August 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633