For all the people who do not know, Paris is famous for many other places than the beautiful Eiffel Tower. One of the most visited attractions in the French city is the Centre Pompidou in Paris. After amusing people across the globe with its architecture and art, this attraction is shutting down. The Centre Pompidou will be shutting down for five years from 2025 to 2030, and the reason behind this is its complete renovation.
Centre Pompidou in Paris Is Shutting Down
The Centre Pompidou houses a restaurant, beautiful galleries, and a library. This third most visited attraction in Paris will undergo complete renovation for the next 5 years, starting in 2025. Rima Abdul Malak, France’s minister of culture, shared this news. She also mentioned that the estimated cost of this project is 260 million euros ($282 million).
The renovation of this building was initially expected to begin soon. For this reason, the building was expected to be shut down in September 2023. The date of its renovation was postponed because of the Summer Olympics. Paris is all set to host the Summer Olympics in 2024.
The renovation will reestablish the Centre Pompidou’s original utopia. One of the prime highlights of this newly renovated building will be a terrace spanning 1500 sq m. This terrace will offer the most mesmerising views of the city. After renovation, the centre’s energy bill will be reduced by 60%.
Set Right In The Heart Of The City
The Centre Pompidou in Paris was named after French President Georges Pompidou. It is set right in the heart of the city. It is known as a cultural attraction, and people who are heritage lovers visit it in large numbers.
The place also offers the most stunning view of the city of love. The beautiful designs were by famous architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano.
Visitors will have access to the 400,000 books that are currently housed in the public library at the Pompidou Centre. These volumes will later be moved to Le Lumière, a temporary location in the Bercy neighbourhood of Paris. However, the artworks will be displayed all across Paris.
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