Paris’ Centre Pompidou to see $106 million overhaul

The controversial architectural marvel is getting some much needed TLC

New York Weekend Edition /
Jan.January 21, 2017 03:30 PM

One of Paris’ architectural standouts, the Centre Pompidou, is set to receive a €100 million (about $106 million) renovation.

Both loved and despised by critics and Parisians, the 1977 museum by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers has apparently be long overdue for an update.

But don’t worry, the renovation won’t touch the museum’s iconic exterior “caterpillar” escalators, according to Curbed. It will however replace aging pieces of the exterior and refresh the interior.

Museum officials say they plan to keep the center open to the public during construction. [Curbed] —Christopher Cameron


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