In 1989, the Musée du Louvre solved an overwhelming visitor traffic problem by constructing an additional entrance that has become a Paris landmark: the Louvre Pyramid by I. M. Pei. With an eye to the sky and a need for natural light, Frank Gehry’s plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art includes a large oculus window in the center of our East Terrace. Dramatically combining classical and modern, these two design solutions meet different functional needs while becoming art pieces in themselves.

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