Extension of the Louvre

   In 1848, the general plan 
   proposed by Visconti and his 
   student assistant, Emile Trelat, 
   for the union of the Louvre and 
   the Tuileries was approved. This 
   produced the most impressive 
   palatial complex in Europe. What 
   has been added are mostly towers 
   and heavily decorated pavilions 
   and wings. However, like the 
   original Louvre, it influenced 
   little else except encouraging 
   rich, pastiche decoration.