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Two From the Glass Industry Make the "80 Over 80" Ranks

Two men with ties to the architectural glass industry were listed in the online magazine Slate's 80 Over 80: The Most Powerful Octogenarians in America. According to Slate the list includes "fourscore elder statesmen, business leaders, and cultural icons who have remained influential into their ninth decade and beyond …"

In the number 18 spot is Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, age 91. He was born in China and became an American citizen in 1954. Pei designed the glass pyramids in front of the Louvre, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong and New York City's Javits Center. He continues to design projects, though he retired in 1990.

In the number 58 spot is William Davidson, age 84, chairman of Guardian Industries Corp. Davidson is also the principal owner of the NBA's Detroit Pistons; owns the WNBA's Detroit Shock and previously owned the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning.

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