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incomparable contributions to museums and culture worldwide will leave an indelible legacy. In 1983, he accepted the Pritzker Architecture Prize here at The Met, s
aying: ‘Let us all be attentive to new ideas, to advancing means, to dawning needs, to impetuses of change so that we may ac
hieve, beyond architectural originality, a harmony of spirit in the service of man,” read The Met’s official Twitter account.
“For this Chinese-American growing up in the DC area, the East Win
g of the National Gallery of Art was an extraordinarily special place. A mon
ument ot beauty and to the possibilities of being an immigrant. RIP to a legend,” Twitter user Jia Lynn Yang wrote.
“You cannot talk about architecture in the last 60 years without talking seriously about I.M. Pei,” said Ro
bert AM Stern, a former dean of the Yale University school of architecture. “It’s not a single building. It’s h
is work over a generation of time and his logical and relentless pursuit of the highest degree of excellence.”
ai, by following strategies of differentiated competition, and to further tap the huge demand emerged from
potential markets,” said Zhang Wu’an, vice-president and spokesman for Spring Airlines.
“For domestic flights, the newly added flight times at first-tier airports were quite scarce
last year, and the scale expansion of second-tier airports was slowing down. Facing the bottlenecks of capa
city increase, we need to build a more diverse and tridimensional flight network and hub structure,” he said.
In the meantime, Shandong province in East China will spend 430 million yuan ($64 million) this ye
ar to support the infrastructure building and service improvement of its airports in Jinan, Do
ngying, Yantai, Weifang, Jining, Weihai, Linyi and Rizhao, according to Shandong Province Finance Bureau.
Particularly, the local government said it will spend 4.8 million yuan to subsidize small and medium-sized airports – with a
nnual passenger throughput of less than 2 million – to alleviate their operational and financial pressures.
Katembe rose, and industrial parks are being planned in the region,” Wang said. “So the bridge will deliver huge economic benefits.”
The project also benefits China. For example, as Mozambique is short of construction materials and equipment, the p
roject has driven the export of more than 70,000 metric tons of steel products and equipment worth $68 million from China.
Even though CRBC was no stranger to building bridges when it took
on the Maputo-Katembe project, particular difficulties were presented by the fact that
both countries have different evaluation systems and standards of construction, Wang said.
The bridge was designed to Chinese standards but subjected to local and European standards, and the company g
ot a German engineering services provider, Gauff, to oversee the project’s quality.