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Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France

Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France
  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Address: 19 Rue Beaubourg
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   The George Pompidou Centre in one of the most famous sights of Paris. This complex is relatively young; it was founded in 1977 (on the famous French politician George Pompidou's initiative), but it is already well-known all over the world and very popular among Parisians. The architects were Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. They diversified the Paris architecture with this new building made in high-tech style causing many controversies in the society. Many people said that this complex with such design did not blend with the city overview. But, with the laps of time, people got used to this "Miracle of Paris" and the George Pompidou Centre has been making people happy for more that 30 years already.

Inside the complex

   The complex consists of a number of museums including the National Museum of Modern Art, library, institute of music and various exhibit halls. The total area of the centre makes 100000 square meters, and on its territory there are a huge number of modern artworks. It is always crowded and on the square next to the centre there are often clowns and acrobats amusing people.

   The building has eight floors with three of them underground. The area of each floor is about 8000 square meters. The architects' main idea was to make the premises as spacious as possible so the utility lines were led outside. The red pipes mean escalators, elevators etc., the green ones mean water supply system, blue ones mean air conditioning system and yellow ones mean electricity.

   The Pompidou Centre in Paris is called the Bobur Centre as it is located in Bobur, one of the oldest districts of the city. It can be visited any working day except Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A contemporary work of art in the Pompidou Center

   The George Pompidou Centre in Paris is the main place of interest in France by attendance. In 2000 the restoration of the building was completed, and the complex became even more popular. Every year it is visited by approximately 3,5 million people and in 2006 this figure exceeded 6 million. Even the Eiffel Tower cannot boast of such high indices. Such places are better to be visited by whole families. You will always find something to look at, and the people are happy and well-wishing.





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