Eiffel tower

Why was the Eiffel Tower built?

As one of the most visited cities in the world, Paris is continually celebrated for the unique characteristics that define it. In addition to love, light and croissants, it is also renowned for the distinctive beauty of its buildings. From enchanting Art Nouveau entrances to its ethereal Gothic cathedrals, the capital showcases French architecture at […]

The louvre

After years of controversy, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s grand ambitions are failing

In an open letter dated October 5, 2017, the GLC asked the Louvre to “reimburse worker recruitment costs and lost wages due to the criminalization, imprisonment, dismissal and deportation of workers who go on strike.” According to the Mannes-Abbott, the museum has yet to respond. Another embarrassment for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the recent publication […]

The louvre

Louvre Abu Dhabi puts $1 billion spotlight on globalization, with some omissions

The spectacular Louvre Abu Dhabi, the emirate’s first museum to open on the much-delayed Saadiyat Island mega-project, opens to the public on Saturday, November 11. An air show, fireworks, as well as a “superb extravaganza” of music-and-light are planned to celebrate Jean Nouvel’s futuristic dome and the Museum of World Civilizations below. But first there […]