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Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Glass pyramid

By I. M. Pei, rising from the centre of the Cour Napoleon, inaugurated March 30, 1989; Pavillon Richelieu & Colbert (1857) in the background

Glass pyramid

By I. M. Pei, rising from the centre of the Cour Napoleon, inaugurated March 30, 1989; Pavillon Richelieu & Colbert (1857) in the background; Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in the distance

Glass pyramid

By I. M. Pei, rising from the centre of the Cour Napoleon, inaugurated March 30, 1989

Glass pyramid

By I. M. Pei, rising from the centre of the Cour Napoleon, inaugurated March 30, 1989; Pavillon Richelieu & Colbert (1857) in the background; Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in the distance

Cour Napoleon

Completed in 1857; Glass pyramid by I. M. Pei, rising from the centre, inaugurated March 30, 1989; Pavillon Richelieu & Colbert and Pavillon Denon (1857) on both sides

Glass pyramid

By I. M. Pei, rising from the centre of the Cour Napoleon, inaugurated March 30, 1989; surrounded by Pavillon Denon (1857) and Pavillon Sully (1639)

Glass pyramid

By I. M. Pei, rising from the centre of the Cour Napoleon, inaugurated March 30, 1989; Pavillon Denon in the background (1857)

Glass pyramid

By I. M. Pei, rising from the centre of the Cour Napoleon, inaugurated March 30, 1989; Pavillon Richelieu & Colbert (1857) in the background

Cour Napoleon

View of the Pavillon Sully (1639) and Pavillon Richelieu & Colbert (1857) with their reflection in the glass pyramid pools

Cour Napoleon

Pyramidal skylights by I. M. Pei, inaugurated March 30, 1989; Pavillon Richelieu & Colbert (1857) in the background

Cour Napoleon

Glass pyramid by I. M. Pei, rising from the centre, inaugurated March 30, 1989; Pavillon Richelieu & Colbert (1857) in the background

Cour Napoleon at sunset

Glass pyramid by I. M. Pei, rising from the centre, inaugurated March 30, 1989

Glass pyramid

By I. M. Pei, inaugurated March 30, 1989: view from Pavillon Richelieu (1857) passageway; Pavillon Denon (1857) in the background

Glass pyramid at twilight

By I. M. Pei, rising from the centre of the Cour Napoleon, inaugurated March 30, 1989

Glass pyramid at twilight

By I. M. Pei, rising from the centre of the Cour Napoleon, inaugurated March 30, 1989

Formal seat of government to the end of the Ancien Régime, the present structure of the Louvre Museum dates back almost a thousand years and has evolved in stages since the 16th century until the glass Pyramid built by I. M. Pei, inaugurated in 1989 for the bicentenary of the French Revolution.