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Pyramid is a common form of architectural structures in the form of a pyramid, rarely carries a utilitarian function. We know quite a number of pyramids, built by different cultures of the ancient world primarily as churches or monuments.
The major  pyramids are the Egyptian pyramids (the highest of all), and pre-Columbian cultures of the pyramid (the Aztecs, Mayas, Teuchitlan) in Latin America. Pyramid Culture Norte Chico civilization in the Andes, discovered in 1997, were apparently contemporary ancient Egyptian. Smaller and less well-known pyramids are preserved in Nubia (Meroe) and Rome (Pyramid of Cestius). From newly built pyramids known Louvre Pyramid in Paris, the Pyramid of Peace and Accord in Astana

The Palace of Peace and Accord

The Palace of Peace and Accord

The Palace of Peace and Accord is one of the most beautiful places in Astana. Pyramid - a symbol of unity of different religions, ethnicities and cultures, hospitability of people and states around the world, as well as the center of religion and religious tolerance. The idea of creation a "Palace of Peace and Accord" belongs to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and he presented it on "the Congress of World and Traditional Religions", which is held on September 23-24, 2003 in Astana. Palace of Peace and Harmony - the pyramid, designed by the architect Sir Norman Foster to provide "Congress of leaders of world and traditional religions." The construction of the pyramid was completed in 2006. The foundation - a square with a side of 61.80339887 meters, height - also 61.80339887 meters, which corresponds to the principles of "Golden Section Fibonacci." Area of the pyramid is 28 thousand sq. m., height of 62 meters, the base 62x62 sq.m. "The Palace of Peace and Accord" - is equipped with modern equipment, meeting rooms and exhibition areas, art galleries, presentation systems, and more. There is a concert hall for 1500 seats, opened by Montserrat Caballe in September. 1, 2006 .. Hall "Cheops Atrium", its area is 2 thousand sq.m. and consists of four adjoining galleries, ready to accommodate up to 1000 guests at a time. There is also "Master Plan of Astana until 2030" in this hall. Center for Contemporary Art “Kulanshy” and gallery “Shezhire” introduce you the visitors’ and residents of the capital works of art. Center also provides exhibitions and recitals of Kazakhstan, CIS and far abroad artists. The top of the pyramid is decorated with a work of art of the artist Brian Clarke - stained glass window depicting 130 pigeons symbolizing the nationalities living in the Kazakh land. The Palace of Peace and Accord is a symbol of friendship, unity and peace in the land of Kazakhstan.
Pyramid in Kazan

Pyramid in Kazan

In 1996, design works began on the project "Pyramid”, which was positioned as the first modern entertainment complex of the city.The grand opening of "Pyramid" CEC was in 2002.The height of the building is 31.5 meters and a total area is 14,400 m² and can accommodate 2500 guests and 500 employees and has seven levels. Duplex main concert hall is two-level and 1375 m² of height, equally spreading for 1130 spectators acoustics designed. Its main lower level is a convertible (chairlifts series can form different layout and can be collected), second balcony level is in the form of six large boxes, compartments as well as convertible stage has a width of about 10 meters and a height of about 5 meters. The building has a powerful standalone energy plant and a high degree of automation. Architectural elements of the exterior and interior of the building are made in high-tech style. The building is extensively glazed along the edges of the dark-blue tinted surfaces, it has a panoramic exterior elevator to a height of 22 meters. Night lights of the building also includes a powerful beams of spotlights, beating up in different directions, creating a virtual inverted pyramid. High tube of energy plant stylized to stele with a torch, ventilation outlets - a small pyramid .
Casino Luxor

Casino Luxor

Luxor Las Vegas - one of the brightest and most recognizable hotels in the world . Luxor –is 4406 comfortable rooms, 6 restaurants, Imax cinema, swimming pool, fitness center. All this luxury is guarded by a huge sphinx at the entrance! The hotel is named after the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor, which the Greeks called enthusiastically Hundred-Gated Thebes. All the main interior and exterior beats the ancient Egyptian theme. The construction was designed by architect Weldon Simpson. The pyramid consists of 30 floors. Its height is 110 meters. It is quite a bit lower than the pyramid of Cheops (the height of which was originally 147 meters). Luxor Las Vegas is built of glass which appears black in the sun, and in the light of the moon - golden. Near reclines Sphinx. At the top of the pyramid installed capacity of 315,000 watt spotlight that always shines straight up . They say said that - the brightest beam in the world, it can be seen from anywhere in Nevada and even from space. A lot of mosquitoes fly to the light, and it creates a kind of snowflakes around the beam .
Pyramid in Louvre

Pyramid in Louvre

The "Grand Louvre" was launched in 1981 on the initiative of François Mitterrand (French President) 1981 and 1995) in order to modernize the Palace Museum to expand the entrance to the museum and get rid of the queues. The opening took place on March 30, 1989. The architect of the pyramid is a graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master's degree from Harvard Leo Ming Pei. He is also known for his work as the John Hancock Tower and the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, the Deutsches Museum in Berlin. His latest achievement: Museum of Islamic Art in Doha (Qatar). The polyhedron has a surface area of 1,000 square meters, height of 21.65 meters, the construction includes 95 tons of steel, 105 tons of aluminum chassis and 673 glass insert. The most persistent myth around the pyramid is that it is the devil's work. Conspiracy theories are based primarily on the fact that it is built of 666 glass plates, a figure that is usually associated with Satan. This story is mentioned in the book "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. The official figure has remained unchanged - 673. The "Grand Louvre" and the opening of the pyramid was dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. During the construction of a problem - the complexity of the manufacture of flat transparent white plates. The architect suggested to make faces with a green tint. But then it would violate the transparency, and it was not acceptable. According to Pei, the pyramid should look like a bottle of Coca-Cola .
Pyramid IMAX 3D Eilat (Israel)

Pyramid IMAX 3D Eilat (Israel)

Pyramid IMAX 3D is the only and the most unusual theater in its architecture. The design of the building decided to present in the form of a transparent 8-storey pyramid of glass area of 2680 square meters, within which housed restaurants, a cinema, a wax museum and an ice rink. The architect of this grand building is Seidler Roberts, who is known worldwide for his work as a media park in Germany and the government complex in Toronto.

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