One Of The World's Most Unspoilt Skylines Is At Risk
"Desperately short of space for new housing and offices, the city that boasts one of the world's most unspoiled skylines is considering lifting a 30-year-old ban on skyscrapers. Paris, which outlawed buildings of more than about eight storeys in the city centre in 1974, is strikingly uncluttered with high-rise towers. But its restricted surface area of 40 square miles - combined with an optimistic election pledge by the Socialist mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, to provide 50,000 new homes - means that the mayor may be forced to build up, rather than out, to meet the city's needs."
Thanks to Michael Kassner