The latest building of the Louvre was this glass pyramid, which serves as the main door to the museum. It was built in 1989 by I.M. Pei. As its made of glass light can go to the underground floor where the ticket area and main entrance are located.
The modern addition raised some controversy, as it’s very different than the ancient design of the surrounding buildings, but today it is regarded as a good solution which has given the museum a spacious central entrance without the need to touch the older patrimony.
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