The Telegraph reports on the battle between Bernard Arnault and local residents over his Frank Gehry-designed museum project in Paris:
François Douady, who leads the association for the safeguard of the Bois de Boulogne, told Le Journal du Dimanche: “They want to impose on us a 12,000 square metre building 46 metres high – 20 metres above the trees. We lack greenery in Paris, not museums. I hope this project is razed to the ground.”
LVMH argues that on the contrary, the project will increase the size of the surrounding green areas and remove a 1950s bowling alley dubbed an “architectural horror”.
But Mr Douady’s group won its court battle last month on a technicality, as the judge ruled the centre had been built too close to a tiny asphalt road deemed a public right of way.