Tag Archives: La Samaritaine

Which way will Paris go?

Two items regarding the direction of Paris. First is a plea from architectural theorist Leon Krier that Paris’s Mayor Hidalgo find someone other than Dominique Perrault to redesign the portion of the Ile de la Cité (site of Notre Dame … Continue reading

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See Paris while it lasts

Many years ago I marveled at the Art Deco building that houses La Samaritaine department store along the Seine. And I recall eating at the café behind the giant letters on top. That end of the building will survive, at … Continue reading

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Paris cries out for your help

Michael Mehaffy has sent an SOS to all lovers of Paris. Write, if only one line, to the judges who will rule soon on an appeal of a stop-work order against a developer who is trashing his own building, La … Continue reading

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A corkscrew of a day!

Got vile news today that the Board of Architectural Review in Charleston has approved Clemson’s design, by Brad Cloepfil, of Allied Works in Portland, Ore., for a modernist School of Architecture building in the middle of Charleston’s historic district. Remarkably … Continue reading

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