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Thursday, December 14, 2017

France’s Former Minister of Culture Speaks Out Against Galerie Vivienne Restoration

Galerie Vivienne. Galerie Vivienne. Wikipedia

Jack Lang, who served as France’s Minister of Culture from 1988 to 1992, has voiced his opposition against the ongoing restoration of the Galerie Vivienne—an iconic covered arcade in Paris’ Second Arrondissement. Built in 1823, the Galerie was designated a National Historic Monument in 1974. Lang believes that the renovation, which involves replacing the original vaulted glass ceiling, will destroy the space’s original charm and overall aesthetic.

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