Some facts and figures

The Building

Length without the awning: 173 metres (189 yards, 567'7")
Length including awning: 188 metres (205 ½ yards, 616'9")
Breadth: 75 metres (82 yards, 246')

The Hall under the Nave

Length: 138 metres (150 ¾ yards, 452'9")
Breadth: 40 metres (43 ¾ yards, 131')
Height: 32 metres (104'11")

The Materials

12 000 metric tons of metallic structures
35 000 square metres of glass
1 600 staff rose casings in the nave

Number of visitors

Annual frequentation of the museum:
2,239,050 visitors in average per year between 1994 and 2003
2,590,316 visitors in 2004
2,929,282 in 2005
3,009,203 in 2006
3,166,509 in 2007
3,025,164 in 2008
3,022,012 in 2009
2,985,510 in 2010
3,144,449 in 2011
3,579,130 in 2012

Total over 26 years
74,453,766 visitors

A Few Technical Data

1 million cubic metres of air treated each hour for air conditioning
40,000 acoustic resonators
7,500 kWh of installed electric power
2 generating sets
10 escalators
12 elevators and lifts

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