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Plan for the organisation of the space of the site located
where the old Montparnasse station used to stand
october 8th 1970

gare Montparnasse 1970
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The site = TWO VAST EXCAVATIONS lying ON EITHER SIDE OF THE underground RAILWAY.

PROPOSAL :

  1. STOP WORK ON THE SITE
  2. ORGANISE IT
    1. BY SHORING-UP THE SIDES and RAMPS
    2. BY COLORING the sides with the help of plastic material, BLUE for the larger excavation, ORANGE for the other
    3. by transforming the two curved sides of the underground railway passage into 2 GIGANTIC MIRRORS (two-way mirror)
    4. BY LAYING DOWN A LAWN on the levelled ground at the bottom of the excavations
    5. by installing LIFTS up to street level
    6. by planting PINE-TREES around the complex
This amounted to proposing the organisation of A RECREATIONAL AREA on the site and instead OF THE MONTPARNASSE TOWER.