Louvre Pyramid

Building of architectural value

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The Louvre Pyramid is located on the old zero meridian of Paris. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. It was commissioned by the President of France François Mitterrand in 1984 and is was designed by the architect I. M. Pei, who is responsible for the design of the Miho Museum in Japan. The construction of the pyramid triggered considerable controversy because many people felt that the futuristic edifice looked quite out of place in front of the Louvre Museum with its classical architecture.



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