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A look at the Louvre Abu Dhabi by the numbers

November 7, 2017

In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, photo, members of the media walk around the sculptures in the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is preparing its grand opening, unveiling its treasures to the world after a decade-long wait and questions over laborers’ rights. The museum, which opens on Saturday, Nov. 11 to the public, encompasses work from both the East and West. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Here’s a look at the Louvre Abu Dhabi by the numbers:

— 97,000 square meters (1,044,108 square feet): The total built-up area of the museum

— 6,400 square meters (68,890 square feet): The permanent gallery space of the museum

— Eight: The number of layers in its dome

— 180 meters (590 feet): The length of its dome

— 7,500 tons: The weight of its dome

— 7,850: The number of unique “stars” inside its dome

— 55: The number of buildings inside the museum’s dome

— 3,900: The number of panels that make up the museum’s buildings

— 17: The number of glass ceilings among the museum’s ceilings

— 620: The number of artworks and artifacts on display

— 235: The number of pieces on display owned by the Louvre Abu Dhabi itself

— 12: The number of “gallery chapters” telling what the museum refers to as the world’s “universal narrative”

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