Two From the Glass Industry Make the "80 Over
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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