Thursday, April 30, 2009

Then and Now: 28 rue de Vaugirard, Paris


Mid-century planners often touted that replacing older buildings with high-rise towers would allow equal or greater population density while providing more open space at street level. This is definitely true, and there was potential to be had. Though, in many unfortunate cases like this one, that extra "open space" turned out to be completely lifeless.

Original photo: "Paris (XVème arr.). 281 rue de Vaugirard." Collection Roger-Viollet. Parisienne de Photographie. 17 Mar. 2009.

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