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Why Paris Looks Weird

Why Paris Looks Weird


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This is a video on the urban planning behind Paris that was led by Haussmann. It describes him, Louis Napoleon, and his team’s strategy regarding roads, creating focal points like the Arc de Trimoph, overall architecture, green spaces, limestone, wrought iron, and water management.

There are so many details I had to gloss over because of the length of the video, like the larger architectural feats like Les Halles, Louis Napoleon’s role in the overall process and his obsession with urban planning, the extent of the destruction and the entire network they constructed, and the more specific requirements they had for overall buildings and street furniture and boulevards.

Music:

Artist: Chris Zabriskie
Song: You and Me Should Go Away
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License: Attribution 3.0

Artist: Pine Voc
Song: don’t fall asleep in the snow
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License: Attribution 3.0

Artist: Chris Zabriskie
Song: Air Hockey Saloon
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License: Attribution 3.0

Artist: Paternoster Poetry
Song: Inspiration
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License: Attribution 3.0

Artist: Paternoster Poetry
Song: Paternoster elevator 1
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License: Attribution 3.0

Originally published at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WMF_L0V5SQ