Abu Dhabi, 6/6/2016 3:15:00 PM - Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, announced today that the Louvre Abu Dhabi has achieved a new milestone in its development: the complete attachment of 4,500 tube lights to the dome’s steel structure. This permanent feature is controlled by a lighting system that will allow the adjustment of the level of brightness.
His Excellency Ali Majed Al Mansoori, Chairman of the Board at TDIC, said: “We are pleased to announce the completion of this milestone in time to welcome and celebrate the Holy month of Ramadan. This achievement also offers members of the public an opportunity to witness the great strides taken in the museum’s construction and observe the dome’s intricate cladding pattern, giving them a hint of the wonder they will experience once Louvre Abu Dhabi is officially opened.”
Louvre Abu Dhabi’s dome is comprised of eight layers of cladding – four outer and four inner, with the dome’s structure in between. These layers consist of 7,850 star-shaped pieces of aluminium and stainless steel, of various sizes and angles – the largest of which measures 13 metres in diameter and weighs 1.3 tonnes. This results in a captivating ‘Rain of Light’ effect, as envisioned by its Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel.
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