Louvre, Guggenheim Branches In UAE To Open 3 Years Late

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 3:48 PM EST) -- As part of the $27 billion Saadiyat Island development project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, local branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums are scheduled to open in 2015 and 2017, respectively — about three years behind schedule, the emirate's Tourism Development & Investment Co. announced Wednesday.

Substantial work has already been completed on the museums, including finalized architectural designs, foundations and piling work, according to the TDIC, the entity responsible for the development project. The TDIC also said the acquisition of art and artifact...
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