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Old Mar 27th 2014, 06:11 PM
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Default Re: Haussmannization: good or evil?

Originally Posted by NickKIELCEPoland View Post
May I ask what the purpose was in choosing an exceptional example?
1. Because it is, arguably, the single most famous example of large-scale urban demolition for some public purpose.

2. Because it is, arguably, a successful example.

That makes it notable and discussion-worthy. I could have used an example drawn from some Canadian or US city that no one knows about, but it is the principle, not the particular that I find more interesting.

Btw, I do find it odd that no one is willing to defend Haussmann on the basis of the result gained for Paris. Many, many people generally do say that Paris is one of, if not the most beautiful city in the world - and it Haussmann's work that they are inadvertently praising when they do that.
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