PHOTOS: Green Paris of 2030?

PHOTOS: Green Paris of 2030?
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To restructure Paris as a greener 21st-century city, architect Christian de Portzamparc would centralize the rail networks, replacing the 19th-century Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est train stations with a single rail hub (pictured here) in Aubervilliers, north of the city.

Paris's ring road, the current boundary between the city proper and the suburban sprawl beyond, provides the template for a proposed high-speed elevated train, which would travel through the new rail center.

Portzamparc's design and those of nine of his peers will be part of a new exhibit on display at Paris's City of Architecture and Heritage museum starting April 30, 2009.
—Image courtesy Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
 
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