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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Palais du Louvre
Glass Pyramid of Ieoh Ming Pei

In 1983, French President François Mitterrand proposed to renovate the building allowing displays throughout the building. Architect I. M. Pei was awarded the project and proposed a glass pyramid for the central courtyard.
Glass Pyramid of Ieoh Ming Pei
Date: May 22, 2009
Longitude: 2° 20.10'
Latitude: 48° 51.67'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2011-Jul-31