Aside from the art work inside, the Louvre itself is a work of art. You will notice the the building itself has a large silver dome that appears to onlookers as if it is floating above the gallery. This dome is called Nouvel’s Dome and is named after the architect Jean Nouvel, who designed the building and the dome using the countries traditions, this dome has now become a powerful symbol of the nations visions and achievements.
The Centre piece of the building itself is said to be a large frame that shows off the gallery. The Nouvel Dome weighs approximately 7500 tonnes, which is the same weight as the Eiffel Tower and is made up of 7850 geometric stars in various different shapes and sizes and is built over 8 layers, when the sun passes over The Louvre, Abu Dhabi the light filters through the perforations in the dome and creates a stunning effect within the building known as “The Rain Of Light”