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Architecture of Paris

20 October 2010

1886 – New Hotel de Ville, Neuilly, Paris, France

Architect: M. Andre Perspective View published in The Architect, January 2nd 1886. Largely complete as designed except for the small tower.

14 July 2009

1888 – New Railway Terminus, St. Lazare, Paris

Architect: M.J. Lisch

25 November 2009

1889 – Eiffel Tower, Paris

Architect: Gustav Eiffel For many the defining symbol of Paris, the Eiffel tower was built as a temporary structure for an international exhibition in 1889. Other building built on the Champs de Mars...

25 November 2009

1899 – Metro Stations, Paris

Architect: Hector Guimard Although most have been modernised, some of Paris’s metro stations still retain their Art Nouveau inspired entrances. In 1899 there was a competition to design the entrances, but the President...

25 November 2009

1900 – Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Architect: Victor Laloux The Orsay station, the masterpiece of modernism and industry in 1900 greatly influenced the architecture of American stations. Yet it was soon obsolete and was used for varied purposes: it...

24 March 2011

1900 – The American Pavilion, Exposition Universelle, Paris

The American pavilion of the 1900 Exposition Universelle attracted negative interest among those that were not from the United States. The exhibit, a post office inspired building resembling the structures of Chicago, became...

25 November 2009

1913 – Galleries Lafayette Department Store, Paris

Architect: Georges Chédanne & F. Chanut Originally there were two of these amazing spaces, but the second was removed in the 1950s. 35 metres tall, it is a riot of Art Nouveau decoration,...

25 November 2009

1913 – Synagogue, Paris

Architect: Hector Guimard Designed by Hector Guimard who is better known for his work on the Paris Metro, this synagogue down a narrow street was built for a Polish-Russian Jewish group in 1913....

25 November 2009

1919 – Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Paris

Architect: Paul Abadie Jr Probably the best site for a building in Paris, the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur can be seen from most parts of the city because of its height and gleaming white...