Weekend edition: Pei passes, Apple in D.C., and more

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Weekend edition: Pei passes, Apple in D.C., and more

The pyramid addition to the Louvre by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (Courtesy AIA)

Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

A black and white photo of I.M. Pei
I.M. Pei in 2017 (Courtesy Pei Cobb Freed & Partners)

I.M. Pei passes away at 102

Pioneering architect I.M. Pei has passed away at 102, after a storied career designing modern buildings all over the world, as well as a Pritzker Prize.

Rendering of an arts center with several box-like volumes and twisted roofs connecting them
OMA and KOO Architecture’s winning proposal for the new arts building for the University of Illinois at Chicago (Courtesy OMA)

Winner revealed for University of Illinois at Chicago arts building competition

The University of Illinois at Chicago picked OMA and KOO Architecture to design its new 88,000-square-foot Center for the Arts building.

Photo of the main facade of the Carnegie Library with an Apple logo on it
The historic facade of the Carnegie Library was restored by the tech giant. (Nigel Young/Foster + Partners)

Apple takes over Washington, D.C.’s historic Carnegie Library

Apple Carnegie Library has taken over one of Washington, D.C.’s historic structures, turning it into a massive “town hall”–style store.

Aerial rendering of Shirley Chisholm monument
Our Destiny, Our Democracy is a towering sculpture that both features Chisholm’s profile and a view of the Capitol dome in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Olalekan Jeyifous and Amanda Williams)

Shirley Chisholm monument designers discuss using space to honor a legacy

The architect-artists won the open call to design a new monument dedicate to Congressperson Shirley Chisholm in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

Aerial photo of the Oculus transit hub in Lower Manhattan
An aerial view of the Oculus, and its 355-foot-long skylight (Dorian Mongel/Unsplash)

The World Trade Center Oculus is still leaking

The lengthy skylight of the WTC Oculus is designed to open every September 11, but computer errors last year may have ruined the opening’s rubber seals.

Have a great weekend!