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UAE: 4,500 tube lights attached to Louvre dome

The permanent feature is controlled by a lighting system that will allow operators to adjust brightness levels, TDIC said in a statement

4,500 tube lights were attached to Louvre Abu Dhabi's dome.
4,500 tube lights were attached to Louvre Abu Dhabi's dome.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has achieved a new milestone in its development.

Up to 4,500 tube lights were recently attached to its dome’s steel structure.

This permanent feature is controlled by a lighting system that will allow the adjustment of the level of brightness, Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) announced. 

In a press release, Ali Majed Al Mansouri, 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. 

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