As developers aim to turn France’s busiest train station into a gargantuan airport-style mall, Parisians fear for the local neighbourhood – and the station’s soul“When you tell people in Paris you live near the Gare du Nord, they usually grimace,” sighed Sarah, a French academic in her 50s who has lived on a narrow, traffic-choked street next to Europe’s busiest station for 30 years.“Architecturally, the station building is superb. But neighbourhoods around stations are never easy, wherever they are in the world.” Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/oct/10/a-serious-urban-mistake-why-paris-went-sour-on-the-new-gare-du-nord
Author : Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
Publish date : 2019-10-10 05:00:13
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