November 5, 1989
Every day, as I read our L.A. Times I ask myself "Do I like the new format?" It is not an easy question to answer, but the Oct. 22 Sunday Times spurred me to compliment you on your Real Estate section. But what motivated me to write was the article written by Leon Whiteson on the I. M. Pei building for the Creative Artists Agency. He describes the building glowingly, which I have eagerly watched being built, but also states that such a "building doesn't seem to fit where it is placed."
September 29, 1991
I. M. Pei should be thankful to Frank Gehry for the new Disney Pavilion. Someone finally created a visual travesty more offensive than that glass pimple of Pei's that erupted in the courtyard of the Louvre. SUSAN L. MILLER, Los Angeles
March 10, 1996
Regarding Joseph Giovannini's review of Michael Cannell's "I.M. Pei: Mandarin of Modernism" (Feb. 18): As someone who has a background similar to that of Pei (graduated from the same university in China, emigrated to the United States during the same period), I have followed Pei's career with great interest and am quite proud of what he has accomplished in his adopted country. This biography, being written by a non-architect, is meant to chronicle the highlights of a remarkable life and little else.
May 21, 1991 |
More than 15,000 people marched through the capital of Taiwan to demand the resignation of Premier Hau Pei-tsun, accusing him and intelligence officials of obstructing democracy. The May 9 arrest of a college student and three others accused of advocating an independent Taiwan has sparked daily demonstrations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1989
A 16-year-old driver who apparently had been racing another car on Placentia Avenue crashed into a telephone pole late Tuesday afternoon, killing her 14-year-old sister and critically injuring herself, police said. Cori Wang of Costa Mesa died on impact when the car her sister, Pei, was driving hit the telephone pole on the passenger side, Police Lt. Sam Cordiero said. Pei was in critical condition at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, he said. The accident occurred about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Placentia Avenue and Swan Circle, just north of Estancia High School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1989 |
Kai Wang stood in the family room of his home in Costa Mesa on Wednesday afternoon, cradling a studio portrait of his three children and remembering the day last spring when his two teen-age girls and his 11-year-old son presented the gift to his wife for Mother's Day. "That is the kind of children they are," Wang said softly of his daughters, Cori and Pei. "Nobody helped them do it, they just went out and got it taken by themselves." On Tuesday, on a winding, dipping stretch of Placentia Avenue near Estancia High School, a sporty maroon Honda Acura which Wang had given to his oldest daughter last fall spun out of control, crossed the center line and slammed into a light pole on the other side of the street.