Sign petition to save Paris!

The vandals are gathering outside central Paris. (

The vandals are gathering outside central Paris. (dw.de)

Here is a petition sent out worldwide to save Paris from skyscrapers. Need I say more, except that it comes to me (and the TradArch list) from the inimitable Mary Campbell Gallagher – our correspondent for all things Paris. I will be posting on Frank Gehry’s new abomination there, fortunately sequestered, somewhat, in the Bois de Boulogne.

Keep the vandals outside the gate, beyond the Périphérique!

Here is the petition.

About David Brussat

For a living, I edit the writing of some of the nation's leading architects, urbanists and design theorists. This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to invest your prose with even more style and clarity, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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