PHOTOS: Green Paris of 2030?

PHOTOS: Green Paris of 2030?
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Architect Antoine Grumbach proposes to extend Paris's reach to the English Channel along the river Seine, with a high-speed rail putting the city center just an hour away from the Channel's edge at Le Havre.

The plan is part of a project announced in 2008 to design a greener Paris of the future, where the suburban outskirts are just as environmentally sustainable as the city's densely-packed inner districts. This and other concepts for Paris circa 2030 will be on display at the City of Architecture and Heritage museum starting April 30, 2009.

Grumbach's idea follows in historic footsteps: Napoleon Bonaparte once envisioned "Paris-Rouen-Le Havre--one single city with the Seine as its main road."

—Image courtesy Antoine Grumbach
 
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