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Modern Paris

Modern Paris

The construction of La Défense business district, whichoften called the Manhattan of Paris, capital of France is obliged to Charles de Gaulle. His idea to unload the center of the endless traffic jams via issuance of financial and business institutions outside the city resulted in the erection in 1958 of the first buildings in the area, designed to become the new capital - a stylish, dynamic and enterprising. After only ten years, Parisians have received several skyscrapers with thousands of branch offices and highway REP, connected by modern Paris Grand Opera and the Arc de Triomphe.

Architectural axis

Its arch appeared in the new area. In clear weather it is perfectly visible from the historic part of the city, gleaming in the sun thousands of solar hares. Grande Arche is lined with Carrara marble and beneath it is the installation that simulates hovering falling on top of fabric.
Big Arch - one of the attractionsmodern Paris. It is aligned with the old Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre arch. The resulting architectural axis symbolizes the royal road on which the French court passed each year in the summer palace of Versailles.

The blue sky

Paris skyscrapers give way to overseas Chinese or the height and number of floors, but in the Old World, they confidently occupy one of the places the record:

  • The first high-rise buildings here appeared in the 50s of the last century and today they are in the modern Paris - about fifty.
  • Five skyscrapers shot up into the sky for more than 180 meters.
  • FIRST Tower - the highest in the country. Together with a spire, it rises to 231 meters.
  • TOTAL building height of 190 meters, and its uniqueness lies in the rational consumption of energy and the distribution of other resources. Such buildings are called "green skyscrapers".
  • National Centre for Technology and Industry France is a structure having only three points of support. The length of each arcuate side of the building - 200 meters.

Of no less interest among travelers issculpture in modern Paris. Right on the street there are various monuments, statues and installations, and their authors - a very well-known masters of the United States and Spain.

Useful things

Special machines on every corner of La Défensewill help to orient in space and print the map of necessary tourist route. Fans of the history of transportation like car exhibition of the Museum, where visitors are presented to the court about a hundred copies of rare and popular cars. Shopping center "Four Seasons" will dandies opportunity to plunge into the fascinating world of shopping in Paris.

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