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Arabtec, TDIC inspect Louvre Abu Dhabi progress

Representatives from the developing and contracting firms visited the Louvre Abu Dhabi site to scan construction progress

TDIC and Arabtec inspected the UAE's Louvre Abu Dhabi project.
TDIC and Arabtec inspected the UAE's Louvre Abu Dhabi project.

Ali Majed Al Mansoori, chairman of Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) and Mohamed Thani Murshed Al Rumaithi, Arabtec’s chairman, scanned Louvre Abu Dhabi’s construction site, including cladding work on the museum’s facade, which comprises more than 4,680 pieces.

The delegation on Thursday, 18 June, 2015, included senior representatives from TDIC, Arabtec, and Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the project architects, state agency WAM reported.

The tour also included a walk-through of the museum’s basement levels, its interior gallery spaces and exterior features.

"We are pleased with the progress currently taking place on-site, which confirms that the museum’s building is developing as scheduled," H.E. Al Mansoori said.

"Louvre Abu Dhabi’s unique architecture sets it apart and with interest growing daily for this world-class cultural institution, the museum will strengthen Abu Dhabi’s drive to become a global destination of choice once it officially opens to the public. 

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s construction was awarded to an Arabtec-led joint venture with Constructora San Jose SA and Oger Abu Dhabi LLC in 2013.

Designed by the Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, Louvre Abu Dhabi will feature a permanent gallery; a temporary gallery; and, a children’s museum, besides other attractions.

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