France has quite a few replicas of American entertainment landmarks. Paris has not one, but two copies of the Statue of Liberty—one in the Luxembourg Gardens; the other, in the middle of the Seine. There are two more in the rest of the country. It has a Disneyland as well as a version of Madame Tussauds wax museum called the Musée Grevin.
Now, plans are in the pipeline to bling up its skyline with crass skyscrapers that broadcast the names of global brands and big businesses in letters that make Times Square’s spectaculars look as “demure as candles in a Surrey church.”
This is the city’s first major architectural restructuring since the Napoleonic era.
h/t: THE GUARDIAN