Grande Arche

Grande Arche

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. La Grande Arche de la D fense is a monument and building in the business district of La D fense and in the commune of Puteaux, to the west of Paris, France. It is usually known as the Arche de la D fense or simply as La Grande Arche. A great national design competition was launched in 1982 as the initiative of French president Fran ois Mitterrand. Danish architect Johann Otto von Spreckelsen and Danish engineer Erik Reitzel designed the winning entry to be a 20th century version of the Arc de Triomphe: a monument to humanity and humanitarian ideals rather than military victories. The construction of the monument began in 1985. Spreckelsen resigned on July 1986 and ratified the transfer of all his architectural responsibilities to his associate, French architect Paul Andreu. Reitzel continued his work until the monument was completed in 1989show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134920355
  • 9786134920353