Friday, February 01, 2013

L'Opéra Bastille

It is hard to believe that this eyesore, which opened only in 1989 and already is falling apart—literally—inside and out, was chosen over more than 700 other entrants in an open architectural contest.

Francois Mitterand chose the winning entry himself—proof positive that politicians never should be allowed near such matters.

In another twenty or thirty years, the building will have to be demolished and replaced with something else.

I doubt anyone will miss it.

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