Friday, May 1, 2009
Sarkozy Unveils Plans for Paris
News and Image: Razia Iqbal, BBC News, Wed., April 29 -
The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has grand designs for his capital city. Today, he unveils what is billed as one of the biggest redevelopments of the French capital since Baron Haussmann carved out those wonderful boulevards in the nineteenth century.
Ten teams of architects have presented blueprints for Sarkozy's project - among them Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, MVRDV, and Jean Nouvel. Futuristic glass towers, an artificial island in the river Seine, and monorails high above the Paris traffic are among the ideas that could transform the city in decades to come. Click here to read more.