The Life and Death of Great French Cities

Tour St. Jacques c. 1523

Tour Eiffel 1889

Tour Montparnasse 1972

“Le Phare” – The Lighthouse 2007

Plus ca change, plus ca devient pire?
The more things change, the more they become worse?

Actually ’07 is better than ’72. And it should be highly “green.”
Thom Mayne and Morphosis designed the new one.


But the real question is, what would

Jacques Tati say?!


“Phare” story via.

One Response to “”

  1. BLDGBLOG Says:

    Some recent thoughts on Tativille, if you’re looking for something Tati-esque to read…

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