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Goodbye Paris! I'm talking destruction...

Goodbye Paris! I'm talking destruction...

Apr 9th, 2010, 12:22 PM
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Goodbye Paris! I'm talking destruction...

Paris is not a museum, as much as a lot of people would like it to be. Buildings are torn down all the time and replaced by other things.

I have been documenting some of the demolition in my neighborhood. Here is a brief glimpse of it: http://tinyurl.com/y7pqxo4
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Apr 9th, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Wow! that's alot.
I went to a jazz club in the Marais, the 7Lizards.
I read they are tearing it down and making a small park. True?
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Apr 9th, 2010, 12:46 PM
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Haven't heard about that, but I'll try to check it out.
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Apr 9th, 2010, 01:53 PM
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Seems sad to see old places being destroyed, but maybe necessary? I hope what goes up will be in keeping with the rest of the neighborhood.
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Apr 9th, 2010, 01:54 PM
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Not everything is worthy of being saved. But I am always happy when they can save the façade of a building, which they often try to do.
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Apr 9th, 2010, 02:05 PM
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I see the signs say "Votre Quartier Se Transforme". What is it transforming into? Is this a major urban renewal project?

I am reminded of the signs of my youth in New York: Dig We Must.
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Apr 9th, 2010, 02:16 PM
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Actually, it is "transforming" because it is near a ton of railroad yards which the city will be nibbling over the next few years, with a university center, the biggest youth hostel in Paris, more parks, and a big artist center powered by solar energy. There will even be a new RER station in the neighborhood in a few years (on the RER E line).
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Apr 9th, 2010, 03:44 PM
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Thanks - always enjoy your posts - especially the photos.
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Apr 9th, 2010, 03:54 PM
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In some older U.S. cities,with historical districts, new construction must match the style of the neighborhood. Is that the case in Paris?
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Apr 9th, 2010, 04:54 PM
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kerouac. I'll be curious what you find out...And a big thanks!
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Apr 9th, 2010, 05:00 PM
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We're going to be staying in between Bastille & Republique again (same neighborhood we stayed in on our first Paris trip in 1998) for 3 nights in May. Oberkampf metro It will be fun to see how it's changed. We walked through there 2 years ago and it was getting kind of nice...there were a lot of semi-non-descript facades though, so I wouldn't be surprised to see some changes their either.
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Apr 9th, 2010, 06:41 PM
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Even if I lived close by, I doubt I would have noticed like K did. So interesting. I need to be more observant.
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Apr 9th, 2010, 08:18 PM
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Now you have to do another one when they start building the new stuff! Pics of hunky workmen are encouraged.
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