Inspiring Glass Building Design – The Louvre Pyramid
The Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) is a large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard (Cour Napoléon) of the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) in Paris. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. Completed in 1989, it has become a landmark of the city of Paris.
This structure, which was constructed entirely with glass panels, 21.6 metres high. Its square base has sides of 35 metres. It consists of 603 rhombus-shaped and 70 triangular glass panels.
Urban legend of 666 panes
It has been claimed by some that the glass panes in the Louvre Pyramid number exactly 666, “the number of the beast“, often associated with Satan. The entire structure is based on the number 6.”
Elementary math allows for easy counting of the panes. So how many glass panes are used to construct the Louvre Museum?
Answer to this question and more information on the Louvre Museum can be found via the link below.