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haussmanhattan

What makes Paris so enchanting is its wonderful architecture, and while many of New York’s oldest buildings take inspiration from the City of Light, placing them in a Parisian context isn’t quite as seamless an act as one would think. In Paris, where low-slung architecture is favored over the supertall (buildings are rarely more than five or six stories tall, and until 2010 the height limit on all new buildings was 121 feet), a new project called “Haussmanhattan” (Haussman + Manhattan) reimagines what the landscape would have looked like if the European city had joined the great skyscraper race of the early 20th century.

Check out all the eye-popping mashups here

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