Paris On The
Does Paris Need
Of course not!
But the Mayor of
Paris thinks so!
Three giant projects are in the works with
more to come.
None of this is for housing. It's all offices and
expensive hotels. (See photos below)
We want to send a million
letters from around the world to tell Mayor Delanoë
that we love
Paris with its skyline intact.
That's right LETTERS, not email.
Letters are more inconvenient and that's what we need.
radical! Use a stamp!
Address an envelope
Mr. Bertrand Delanoë (Note two dots over the E.)
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
Include your return address on the
U.S. postage is $1.05 or three Forever stamps.
This is important.
We want a flood of letters
from around the world to hit Paris City Hall
the first week of
December for greatest impact.
Short message is good. English is
Here are three templates:
Dear Mr. Delanoë, (Note two dots over the E.)
Why make Paris look
like every other city in the world?
Paris is unique!
Skyscrapers will diminish Paris in the eyes of the
Please let Paris be Paris!
Sincerely, (or it you prefer, Sincerement)
Or even simpler:
Dear Mr. Delanoë,
Ville-Bijou - Oui!
No Towers, SVP
Dear Mr. Delanoë,
Ne gâchez pas Paris.
No Towers SVP.
For an an excellent article by Mary Campbell Gallagher with more complete
background information follow this link:
Here are the three projects
waiting to happen.
This is just the beginning!
The Tour Triangle for the 15th arrondisement.
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron.
The new courthouse for the 17th arrondisement. Architect,
The current courthouse is on Ile de la Cité, a 3 minute walk
from largest hospital in Paris. There are plans to move the hospital to
another location. This means the current hospital site will be empty, which
means plenty of room for the courthouse to expand.
The majority of
lawyers do not want to leave the center of Paris for the edge of Paris and
are, guess what! Suing!
The "Duo" for the 13th arrondissement. Offices, commerce, some hotel
space. Architect: Jean Nouvel.
Save Paris! Put a letter in the mail
on THE DAY!