Louvre construction will kick off Saadiyat transformation

By Emily Cleland  www.thenational.ae

The moment building begins on the much-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi will mark a major milestone in the development of Saadiyat Island as a cultural destination.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi construction site on Saadiyat Island near Abu Dhabi.  Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/louvre-construction-will-kick-off-saadiyat-transformation#ixzz2IVEo38Rd Follow us: @TheNationalUAE on Twitter | thenational.ae on Facebook

The Louvre Abu Dhabi construction site on Saadiyat Island near Abu Dhabi. Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/louvre-construction-will-kick-off-saadiyat-transformation#ixzz2IVEo38Rd Follow us: @TheNationalUAE on Twitter | thenational.ae on Facebook

Having a branch of the prestigious museum is an achievement in itself, but this building is part of an even larger scheme.

It is the first of a trio of hugely exciting projects that will put the capital firmly on the map in the world of arts and culture. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum will join it, with all due to be completed by 2017.

The innovative buildings will be the centrepieces for the prestigious Saadiyat Cultural District, which is being built by the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) on the island of 27 square kilometres. More info

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