Louvre Pyramid

Glass pyramid created by I. M. Pei, forming the entranceway into a lower-ground exhibition area. The Louvre Pyramid was designed by the Sino-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei and was inaugurated in 1989. It was commissioned by French President François Mitterrand as part of the renovation and expansion project for the Louvre Museum.

The pyramid is made of glass and metal structures and serves as the main entrance to the museum. It acts as the primary access point to the underground reception hall of the museum, connecting the various wings of the Louvre. The modern design of the pyramid contrasts with the classical architecture of the Louvre Palace, creating a harmonious blend of the contemporary and the historical.

The Louvre Pyramid has become one of the iconic symbols of Paris. It is appreciated not only for its functional role as the museum entrance but also for its unique aesthetics and its contribution to the visual identity of the Louvre..

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