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The Louvre Pyramid at sunset

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From my archives.

 

Glass Pyramid

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The most recent addition to the Louvre was the Louvre was the construction of the glass pyramid, which functions as the museum's main entrance. The pyramid was built in 1989 by the renowned American architect I.M. Pei. The glass pyramid allows the sunlight to come in on the underground floor.

 

The modern addition originally received mixed reviews, as it contrasts sharply with the classical design of the surrounding buildings, but today it is generally accepted as a clever solution which has given the museum a spacious central entrance without the need to touch the historic patrimony.

 

www.aviewoncities.com/paris/louvre.htm

 

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Taken on August 9, 2010