The Louvre Abu Dhabi's 7,716-ton domed roof has been fully installed. The dome's cladding will give it a "rain of light" effect by adding eight layers of aluminum and stainless steel inserts above and below the frame. The pieces have been engineered in different sizes and orientations to create about 8,000 stars.
Master developer Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) revealed the final piece of 85 super-sized steel elements was put in place today. The dome sits atop of 120 temporary support towers, which will be later on disassembled and removed leaving the dome, as initially designed, resting on four main piers only.