<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/75/753b0987ded7a248001bef995d36a5c0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />It is a rare moment when the words "architect" and "architecture" appear in the elusive list of trending Twitter topics, but yesterday's sighting followed a sad occasion: architect I.M. Pei, the revered master of modernist architecture, had died on Thursday at the proud age of 102. <br>
Architecture critic and writer Paul Goldberger was the first to share the news—triggering a prompt outpouring of sympathy and memories from the architecture community and beyond.
Some sad news: I’ve just learned that I.M. Pei died last night, at 102. The end of an architectural era, truly. A sad moment, but a career—and a life—worthy of celebration.
— Paul Goldberger (@paulgoldberger) May 16, 2019
Michael Kimmelman, the current NYT architecture critic, shared his personal experience with Pei’s architecture, writing “Like others, I deeply admire Pei’s beautiful and thoughtful Islamic museum in Qatar, respect the sculptural power of the East Building in .C. and the Pyramid in Paris, among obvious landmarks…