Sunday, April 3, 2011

Paris La Defense - Grande Arche

The Grande Arche de la Defense is a monument and building in the business district of La Defense to the west of Paris, France. The Arche is almost a perfect cube; it has been suggested that the structure looks like a four-dimensional hypercube projected onto the three-dimensional world. It has a prestressed concrete frame covered with glass and Carrara marble from Italy.
In addition, the Arche is placed so that it forms a secondary axis with the two highest buildings in Paris, the Tour Eiffel and the Tour Montparnasse.

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