Louvre Pyramid / Pyramide du Louvre (Paris - France)
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N 48° 51.660 E 002° 20.153
31U E 451289 N 5412216
Quick Description: The ultramodern glass Pyramid, the XXth century addition to the Louvre Royal Palace complex in Paris, is work of one of Pritzker Price laureates - architect Ieoh Ming Pei.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 5/9/2011 12:01:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMBDD6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
Views: 91

Long Description:

The XXth century addition to the Louvre Royal Palace complex is the famous glass pyramidal entrance - "Pyramide du Louvre", in my opinion really fine example of a perfect combination of modern and historic architecture.

On request of the late French President Francois Mitterrand, it was designed by the renowned American architect of Chinese origin, Pritzker Price laureate, Ieoh Ming Pei. The glass pyramid allows the sunlight to come in on the underground floor. It has received mixed reviews, as it contrasts sharply with the design of the surrounding buildings.

Architect: Ieoh Ming Pei

Prize received: Pritzker Architecture Prize

In what year: 1983

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Website about the building: [Web Link]

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