Tuesday, March 27, 2012
What We Could Learn from the French
Not much has been heard recently about the plan to demolish Bliss Towers and replace it with an undetermined number of two-family town houses situated on the site and in various locations around town, but for those residents of Bliss Towers and others advocating for renovation rather than demolition, today's New York Times has an article of interest. It's about a housing project tower in Paris that was innovatively retrofitted for less than the cost of demolition and new construction: "In Paris, public housing tower becomes a beacon." Don't miss the slide show.