Why Anne Hidalgo attacks the renovation of the Gare du Nord

The City of Paris attacks the building permit issued by the Prefect in July. At the risk of not being ready for the 2024 Olympics.

The future Gare du Nord

The architect Denis Valode has promised himself. On the day of the inauguration of the Gare du Nord, renovated and enlarged for the 2024 Olympic Games, it will display the fireball against the Eiffel Tower published in 1887 on the front page of the daily Le Temps in 1887, and signed by Maupassant, Dumas and Garnier. “The Eiffel Tower, which commercial America itself would not want, is, do not doubt it, the dishonor of Paris”, they joked. For months, his gigantic 124,000 m2 project, carried by SNCF and Ceetrus (Auchan group), has also been the subject of a proper demolition by architects, town planners and even elected officials. the majority who wanted it in order to compete with Saint-Pancras in London. “The government has just invented a Notre-Dame-des-Landes in the heart of Paris. I wish him a lot of courage on the political and legal level ”, knocked on July 8 Emmanuel Grégoire, the first deputy in charge of town planning, when his predecessor, Jean-Louis Missika, balanced at the same time:“ It is a serious political fault. This project by the Mulliez family and the Auchan group will end up in the dustbin of history. ”

A “sordid hole” for the English press

Why this outburst? A few days earlier, the Prefect of Ile-de-France had signed the building permit for this colossal