x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Interactive: Raising the roof at Louvre Abu Dhabi

How do you build a dome from 400,000 pieces that together weigh more than the Eiffel Tower? The answer is found here, with our interactive guide that forms the latest part of our ground-breaking Making of a Museum Series and explains exactly how the roof for the new Louvre Abu Dhabi will be constructed.

Shown here are several of the 63 supersized elements already in place and which will support a canopy twice the length of a football pitch when the museum opens in 2015. Putting it all together is a team of 800 workers and two of the world's biggest mobile cranes. Silvia Razgova / The National
Shown here are several of the 63 supersized elements already in place and which will support a canopy twice the length of a football pitch when the museum opens in 2015. Putting it all together is a team of 800 workers and two of the world's biggest mobile cranes. Silvia Razgova / The National
How do you build a dome from 400,000 pieces that together weigh more than the Eiffel Tower? The answer is found here, with our interactive guide that forms the latest part of our ground-breaking Making of a Museum Series and explains exactly how the roof for the new Louvre Abu Dhabi will be constructed.