Louvre Museum - Paris - August 2011.
Commissioned by the President of France François Mitterrand in 1984, it was designed by the architect I. M. Pei, who is responsible for the design of the Miho Museum in Japan, the MasterCard Corporate Office Building in Purchase, New York, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Place Ville Marie in Montreal, and the National Gallery of Art (East Building) in Washington, D.C. among others. The structure, which was constructed entirely with glass segments, reaches a height of 21.6 metres (about 71 feet); its square base has sides of 35 metres (115 ft). It consists of 603 rhombus-shaped and 70 triangular glass segments. The rigging holding the pyramid together was built by Navtec Rod Rigging of Littleton, MA under the direction of Ken King and his partner Mr. Eliason and the experienced design team of Navtec Rod Rigging. In 1989 TriPyramid Structures was formed to use Navtec Rod Rigging in architectural design and building.
The pyramid structure was engineered by Nicolet Chartrand Knoll Ltd. of Montreal (Pyramid structure / Design Consultant) and Rice Francis Ritchie (also known as RFR) of Paris (Pyramid Structure / Construction Phase).
The pyramid and the underground lobby beneath it were created because of a series of problems with the Louvre's original main entrance, which could no longer handle the enormous number of visitors on an everyday basis. Visitors entering through the pyramid descend into the spacious lobby then re-ascend into the main Louvre buildings.
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Noel_Byrne (29259) 2014-03-30 9:10
A real icon of Paris, and an interesting take on it too. The design of the modern glass pyramid looks really well combined with the elegant architecture of the building behind. A fine bright blue day too to make the scene warm and inviting.
Thanks as always
cornejo (39437) 2014-03-30 9:51
Hello Ovidiu, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the new symbol of the great museum, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
pajaran (58009) 2014-03-30 11:39
Interesantan i dobar tekst o staklenoj piramidi, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na arhitekturu ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazna piramida i arhitektura u pozadini sa detaljima na fasadi, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good article about the glass pyramid, with a description ...
Nice view of the architecture ...
Good shot, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice demonstration of pyramids and architecture background details on the facade, beautiful colors.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-30 11:48
un classico ricordo della visità alla famosa città lumiere.
La famosa piramide moderna inserita in una composizione molto interessaante per la presenza del Louvre e soprattutto non alterata per la presenza formicolante dei visitatore.
Ottimi sia nitidezza, quanto contrasto e colori.
Ciao e buona settimana
papagolf21 (95625) 2014-03-30 13:08
Bonsoir, cher Ovidiu,
Très bon angle de prise de vue du Louvre et de la Pyramide.
Au début, les Parisiens n'aimaient pas beaucoup cet aspect contemporain, puis au fil des ans, il serait bien difficile de s'en séparer.
PaulVDV (26708) 2014-03-30 19:24
A combination of architectural styles that wasn't easy to convince everyone.
You've cropped the image well.
I like the reflections of the museum in the pyramid.
Best regards, Paul
omid266 (6735) 2014-03-30 21:12
Salam , Hi
Very nice shot , very well done and Thanks for hunting this image with your camera and sharing here ,
Good Luck , ***
fabbs99 (17129) 2014-03-30 22:45
Excellent composition of the Louvre Pyramid.Very well composed photo of the famous museum with excellent vivid colors and tone. TFS.
SWEETFREEDOM (24406) 2014-03-31 0:17
very good p.o.v. with the pyramid in fg and the palace in bg. nice light and colors.
Nicou (136270) 2014-03-31 1:28
Avec le bassin quelle vue et de la pyramide et de l'édiffice en fond quelle contraste d'architecture et vue sueprbe compo.
bravo et amitié
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-03-31 1:51
good choice of the vertical format for this picture. I like how the water in the fountain has become quite important element in the composition's foreground. Nicely proportioned image and taken from good POV. Interesting combination of the modern and old architecture.
Thanks for sharing
abmdsudi (50568) 2014-03-31 9:25
Wonderful composition with amazing detail to this contrasty shot, a fab place and what an absolute stunner - everyone's dream of how the Louvre with its pyramid should look. There's a good scale proportion too, colours look natural and sharp in focus, and well set off to blue sky. Fine effort, Congrats.
Silvio1953 (136829) 2014-04-01 10:22
Ciao Ovidiu, great view of fantastic architecture, lovely composition with beautiful reflections, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (115557) 2014-04-01 11:06
Un cadrage perso, bien réaliser avec les reflets du bâtiment dans la pyramide, belle réalisation
ourania (41322) 2014-04-01 11:27
a well balanced and pleasantly dynamic composition that shows us effectively the character of the façade and the pyramid, both iconic for their architectural and cultural significance. The deep foreground and the sky enhance the dynamism, the main architectural lines interact delightfully. Excellent textures and fine, natural colours support your composition really well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
jemaflor (93331) 2014-04-01 22:39
Un bon cadrage qui accentue l'effet de contraste d'architecture, bonne exposition, c'est bien présenté en vertical.
josepmarin (58325) 2014-04-04 2:44
your framing offers us the elegant architecture of the Louvre and its graphical contrast about the modern glass pyramid, in an efficient close-up with a good structure of the elements in the composition.
This partial view works very well.
A nice photo.
jhm (148786) 2014-04-05 1:33
You place both buildings perfect beside each other, this gives a very nice view..
These facades are always very nice, with a lot decorative architecture and artwork.
Lovely perspective and depth picture through your excellent choice of your angle.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) (9690)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EF-S, RAW, 58mm Hoya UV
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-30 8:57