Louvre Pyramid Building, Modern Paris Structure, Photos, Architect, Design, Image
Louvre Pyramid Paris : Architecture
IM Pei building Paris, France – most famous building by this architect
20 Oct 2011
Louvre Museum Pyramid
Musée du Louvre – Pyramide, Paris Ie
Architect: I.M. Pei
Photographs, taken in October 2011
Pyramide du Louvre / Louvre Pyramid
Location: Paris Ie
Louvre Pyramid architect : I.M. Pei & Partners [Pei Cobb Freed & Partners], Architects
The Louvre Pyramid design by IM Pei was one of the most controversial of President Mitterrands´ Grand Projets in Paris.
Entitled Le Grand Louvre, the design completed in 1981 was for a glazed pyramid located in the centre of this courtyard to help improve access and circulation into these famous Parisian galleries.
The pyramid is 20.6 m high (about 70 ft) and its base has sides 35 m long (115 ft).
Louvre Pyramid Architect : IM Pei
The building was commissioned by the President of France François Mitterrand in 1984.
The structure was formed with glass segments. It consists of 603 rhombus-shaped and 70 triangular glass segments.
The rigging holding the pyramid together was built by Navtec Rod Rigging of Littleton, MA, USA.
The pyramid structure was engineered by Nicolet Chartrand Knoll Ltd. of Montreal (Pyramid structure / Design Consultant) and Rice Francis Ritchie (also known as RFR) of Paris (Pyramid Structure / Construction Phase).
Louvre Museum Pyramid engineer architect : Ian Ritchie
I M Pei & Partners were established in 1966, key buildings by this practice include: Javits Convention Center Building and the Johnson Museum of Art, Miho Museum in Japan, the MasterCard Corporate Office Building in Purchase, New York, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, USA, and the National Gallery of Art East Building in Washington, D.C. and the Bank of China Hong Kong
Musée du Louvre / The Louvre Museum
Location: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
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