Louvre Pyramid Paris Building

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Louvre Pyramid Architecture, Paris

French building – design by IM Pei with Ian Ritchie Architects

5 Jan 2011

Paris Louvre Pyramid images © Steven Powell, 2010
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Louvre Pyramid Paris

Inverted Pyramid:
Louvre Pyramid
photo from Ian Ritchie Architects 2007

Location: centred in the courtyard of this world-famous art gallery, in central Paris

Expressed Pyramid:
Paris Louvre Pyramid I.M. Pei Building in Paris
photos from Ian Ritchie Architects 2007

Louvre Building Paris
photo © Jocelyne Van den Bossche from Ian Ritchie Architects 2007

Louvre Museum Sculpture Court:
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photos from Ian Ritchie Architects 2007

Louvre Museum Pyramid / Musée du Louvre – Pyramide, Paris Ie

Musée du Louvre Pyramide
photo © Adrian Welch

Commissioned by the President of France, François Mitterrand, in 1984, it was designed by the architect I. M. Pei. The structure, which was constructed entirely with glass segments and metal poles, reaches a height of 21.6 metres (71 ft). Its square base has sides of 34 metres (112 ft) and a base surface area of 1,000 square metres (11,000 sq ft). It consists of 603 rhombus-shaped and 70 triangular glass segments. The pyramid structure was engineered by Nicolet Chartrand Knoll Ltd. of Montreal (Pyramid Structure / Design Consultant) and Rice Francis Ritchie of Paris (Pyramid Structure / Construction Phase).

The pyramid and the underground lobby beneath it were created because of a series of problems with the Louvre’s original main entrance, which could no longer handle the large number of visitors on an everyday basis. Visitors entering through the pyramid descend into the spacious lobby then re-ascend into the main Louvre buildings.

Location:Musée du Louvre, Paris

Louvre Museum Pyramid architect : Ian Ritchie Architects

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Louvre Pyramid Architect : IM Pei

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Louvre Museum Visconti Courtyard
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