Notes on the Geography of France: Paris 3: Modern: Photo 15
The previous two pictures looked at the Forum Des Halles proper, by Claude Vasconi and Georges Pencreac'h. It covers the east half of the site. Jacques Chirac soon became mayor and declared himself chief architect. The result was architect Paul Chemetov's adjoining New Forum des Halles, on the west half of the site Better? Ayers writes of the "grey, troglodyte, underground-car-park feel to the main public spaces" (p. 55).
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