19 March 2009

A New Design for Paris?

THAT'S THE GOAL of a nine month study commissioned by French President Nicholas Sarkozy. Apparently, the world's most visited city wants an extreme makeover and the government is asking 10 architects to submit their plans. The plan -- called Le Grand Paris -- is picking up steam in the public's eye, although few think radical changes will happen anytime soon.

You have to love the opening line from the NY Times article:

Hand it to the French. Who else would pick an economic collapse as a time to unveil one of the most audacious urban plans in recent memory?
See a video presentation here.


Jonathan et Kari said...

That's awesome.

Gomes Grégoire said...