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Notes on the Geography of France: Paris 3: Modern: Photo 23

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Here it is, Paris Rive Gauche. There are lots and lots of offices here, in part because they can pay higher rents than apartments and in part because vibration from the nearby trains makes sleeping difficult. At over 300 acres, Paris-Rive-Gauche is said to be the city's biggest renewal project since the time of Haussmann. Ayers writes that "nearly all the structures lining the avenue wear the same Cartesian, orthogonal, horizontally orientated steel-and-glass uniform, displaying a maximum of transparent glazing and a minimum of visible strucure" (p. 203).

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