We all know this infamous artists paradise because of its renowned inhabitants and stunning surrounds but it's the Louvre’s groundbreaking pyramid glass structure that gives it the edge we adore.
Built up from over 600 glass diamonds and 70 triangles that have been specifically enclosed with aluminum profiles by Saint-Gobain, the Louvre structure stands an impressive 21 meters tall with 35 meter sides which makes this complicated interlinked steel structure truly awe inspiring.
Each individual Saint-Gobain glass panel consists of ¾ thick glass that has been specifically tinted in order for them to be compatible with their visible stone surrounds.
Located at the Cour Napoleon at the Louvre Museum the carefully thought out structure was commissioned in 1983 by Francois Mitterand.
Designed by Leoh Ming Pei who carried out his idea to create a structure that resembles the grand pyramid of Giza by using the same proportions and geometric shape in order to applaud the cultural position of France after the twentieth century.
It’s safe to say that is this by far one of our favorite pieces of work carried out by Saint-Gobain because of its dramatic appearance, extraordinary history and outstanding development processes throughout.
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