Correspondence February 1990 Modern Pyramids and Ancient Squares By Curtis Cate We were driving past the Pavilion de Flore, which punctuates the southwestern extremity of the Louvre's Grande Galerie, when my neighbor suddenly gripped my arm and exclaimed, "Mira! Estos techos! estas chimineas! Hombre! Estupendo!" To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Curtis Cate The late Curtis Cate was the author of The Ides of August, devoted to the Berlin Wall crisis of 1961.